Football

Livingstone Mbabazi named new Vipers SC head coach

In a strategic move to revitalize their coaching staff, Vipers Sports Club has officially appointed Charles Livingstone Mbabazi as the new head coach.

The 43-year-old mentor, previously with Uganda Premier League side Arua Hill SC, joins the Vemons on a two-year employment contract.

This appointment follows the departure of Brazilian manager Leonardo Martins Neiva, who left the club two weeks ago through mutual agreement.

Mbabazi steps into his role just in time to lead the team in a crucial Wednesday encounter against NEC FC at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

His immediate challenge will be to steer Vipers SC through a turnaround after the team suffered two consecutive league defeats and are currently fourth on the table with 24 points in 13 games.

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Charles Livingstone Mbabazi is the new Vipers SC head coach

During his tenure at Arua Hill, Mbabazi guided the club to fifth and fourth-place finishes in the 2021/22 and 2022/23 campaigns, showcasing his managerial prowess.

Mbabazi brings a wealth of experience, having coached various teams, including Wakiso Giants FC, Onduparaka FC, Mbarara City FC, the Somalia National team, Soltilo Bright Stars FC, Lweza FC, and Masavu FC.

Not only a distinguished coach, but Mbabazi also boasts a successful playing career, notably with KCCA FC and Ireland’s St Patrick Athletic, where he is regarded as a club great.

His playing journey extended to Vietnam, featuring for Ha Noi ACB and Binh Duong, concluding his playing career at Wandegeya FC.

As a former international, Mbabazi proudly represented the Uganda Cranes for four years from 1998 to 2003. With his multifaceted football background, Vipers SC is optimistic about the positive impact Mbabazi will bring to the team’s performance and overall dynamics.

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The appointment marks the beginning of a new era for Vipers SC under the guidance of an accomplished coach and football veteran.



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