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Vipers SC appoints Livingstone Mbabazi as head coach

Vipers Sports Club has announced Charles Livingstone Mbabazi as the new head coach on a two-year employment contract.

Mbabazi recently with Uganda Premier League side Arua Hill SC, the 43-year old takes charge of the team immediately ahead of Wednesday’s encounter against NEC FC at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Mbabazi takes over from Leonard Martins Neiva, who left about a fortnight back after reaching a mutual agreement with the club.

Mbabazi’s immediate task will be overseeing a turnaround of events at the club, having suffered two successive league defeats.

The double losses have seen us move to fourth on the table with 24 points in 13 games.

Meanwhile, at Arua Hill in the past two years, Mbabazi has seen the club finish fifth and fourth in the 2021/22 and 2022/23 campaigns, respectively.

His experience has seen him enjoy coaching stints at Wakiso Giants FC, Onduparaka FC, Mbarara City FC, Somalia National team, Soltilo Bright Stars FC, Lweza FC, and Masavu.

As a player, Mbabazi enjoyed a successful career especially with KCCA FC and Ireland side St Patrick Athletic, where he’s regarded as a club great.

He also played in Vietnam at Ha Noi ACB and Binh Duong, before capping his playing career at Wandegeya FC.

He is an ex-international, who actively played for the Uganda Cranes for four years between 1998 to 2003.

Credit: Vipers SC’s official website.

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