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Mike Mutebi agrees to join Vipers as Head Coach on 3-year deal

Former KCCA FC tactician Mike Hillary Mutebi has finally agreed to join Vipers SC as their head coach on a three year deal, the Daily Express understands.

According to sources at the kitende based club, the 51-year-old will officially start his role at the St.Mary’s Stadium in the 2021/2022 Star Times Uganda Premier League season.

The Vipers hierarchy has been closely keeping tabs with Mutebi during his time at KCCA FC and his departure from Lugogo after a mutual agreement to terminate his contract in March stimulated this arrival at Kitende.

He spent five hugely successful years at Lugogo winning three league titles, two Uganda Cups, four super cups and one CECAFA clubs cup.

In the same period, he amassed 247 appearances at the touchline managing 152 wins, 56 draws and suffering defeat just 39 times.

However, his determination to grooming youngsters into the first team and his “beautiful” style of play is what has always drawn the biggest admiration from the Vipers board, especially their director Dr Lawrence Mulindwa.

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Mutebi will replace Fred Kajoba who left the club in May citing preference of his national team goalkeeping job over his head coaching role.

The league is currently on indefinite suspension by FUFA following the Presidential directives that ordered a standstill to all sports activities for 42 days as a means to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

At the time of the suspension, Vipers had 56 points in third, two points adrift of leaders Express FC with four games left and just one behind second-placed side URA SC.

They were as well among the last four sides in the Uganda Cup with the draws yet to be conducted. Express, Police FC and Bul Bidco FC are the other sides left in the domestic Cup.



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