Photo courtesy of Vipers media
By: David Gombe
One of the strongest contenders to kcca’s crown Vipers FC unveiled their squad including the new signings for the new season at a glamorous function staged at their iconic home ground at St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.
It was a day that everyone associated with the club was in attendance from the sponsors, executives, players and fans to see how they are prepared heading into Uganda’s top tier football season.
A dummy of the seasonal ticket that was also launched on the night
The 2015 league winners unveiled new players at the club and these include; Tom Masiko, Taddeo Lwanga, Steven Mukwala, Yayo Lutimba, Baden Mujahid and youngster Ashraf Bamuturaki ‘Fadiga’.
On the same event the club honoured the best personalities for the 2016/17 season, Nicholas Wadada was awarded the MVP, Halid Lwaliwa the fans favourite player award, Tony Odur the club top scorer, Ismail Watenga the motivational player, Frank Zaga Tumwesigye the rising star award as well as Milton Karisa scooped the maiden goal award.
Vipers Sc also unveiled their home kits that will be Red shirt and black ‘V’ neck with Adidas vintage linings on the shoulders plus black shorts and black stockings and the away kit will be blue in colour.
Furthermore, Vipers also launched Membership cards and seasonal ticket for the first time in the club’s history and Abdul Wasike was named as the new media officer. Club President Lawrence Mulindwa in his remarks said,
“I am thank everyone here, coming into the new season, i want players to do everything possible and make sure they try to fight and win every trophy at their disposal. Vipers SC is a brand and so every player donning the club shirt must fight for the brand.”
He was also thankful to the club sponsors and fans,
“I am thankful to our sponsors Hima and roofings. They came when the Stadium had no frame but they have done a great work to put us were we are now.
I thank the fans also for the support and call everyone at the club to do all his worth and help transform Vipers Sc into a worldwide brand,” he concluded.
Watenga Ismail, Alitho James, Ochan Derrick, Baden Mujahid, Birikwalira Dan, Shafiq Bakaki, Malunda Musa, Yayo Lutimba, Halid Lwaliwa, Moses Waiswa, Pius Wangi, Deus Bukenya, Tom Masiko, Ashraf Mandela, Nyakoojo Benjamin, Wasswa Godfrey, Sseninde Duncan, Nkuubi Brian, Taddeo Lwanga, Tony Odur, Ssekisambu Erisa, Sserumagga Mike, Milton Karisa, Kemba Aziz, Mukwala Steven, Mbayi Clovis Musa, Ashraf Bamutulaki, Frank Tumwesigye
Vipers SC will open the new campaign with an away fixture against Bright stars at Champions Stadium in Mwererwe.