Vipers SC new Coach vows to deliver to keep job

Vipers SC Miguel (white) with Mulindwa

Da Costa Duarte Jorge Miguel is the new head coach of Vipers Sports Club on a three-year contract.

Vipers SC announced 47year old Miguel, who played for FC Porto among other clubs was appointed on Tuesday.

Vipers SC president Lawrence Mulindwa said that arrival of the coach was appropriate with their growth as a club.

“We are expanding in form of infrastructure and physically. So we found it necessary to expand and strengthen our technical wing with an experienced coach like Jorge Da Costa,” Mulindwa said while unveiling the coach.

“He is very much interested in youth systems. It is not the first time he has been to Uganda. We have been patient because we interviewed him five years ago,” he added.

Miguel will be assisted by Richard Wasswa and Edward Golola. Their first assignment together will be Saturday’s CAF Confederation Cup clash with against Platinum Stars FC.

Miguel said he will want to perform to ensure he keeps the job.

“I am very glad to be here and be coach of Vipers. I am no longer just the Portuguese guy, I am coach of Vipers. I want to work very hard from first day to win. I have to do my job not be here for one, two three months,” Miguel.

Vipers SC advance to CAF Cup first round against Platinum Stars

Vipers SC has advanced to the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup on 1-1 draw with Comoros side, Volcan De Moroni in the preliminary round.

On Saturday, Vipers drew 1-1 with Volcan De Moroni in the second leg away.

Vipers SC will face Platinum Stars of South Africa in the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup to be played in March 2017.

In the game on Saturday, Vipers qualified to the next stage on the away goals rule following a goal-less draw a week earlier at the first leg at Mandela National Stadium in Kampala.

In the return leg which was also attended by the country’s President Azali Assoumani at Stade De Moroni, the home team took a lead in the first 15 minutes of the game courtesy of Kamal Djabir.

But all Vipers SC waited for was midfielder Deus Bukenya equalizer in the 29th minute.

Vipers SC is expected to return home at by 9:00pm tonight.

KCCA FC confront Primeiro de Agosto of Angola in the return leg of the CAF Champions League game tonight (Sunday, 7pm).

KCCA lead 1-0 from the first leg.


NCS officials to discuss Ugandan football development with FIFA's Infantino

Gianni Infantino

NCS officials will feature prominently as FIFA president Gianni Infantino meets HE President Museveni at State House Entebbe on Friday.

Led by the chairman Bosco Onyik the officials will be part of discussions football development involving government of Uganda and Infantino in State House.

Infantino will also meet various football stakeholders at Serena Hotel, Hotel Africana and Ivys Hotel in Kampala before returning to Zurich on Saturday afternoon.

He will watch an U-17 football match between KCCA FC and Lweza at Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.

It is from there that Infantino will interact with selected current and retired FIFA referees and Uganda Cranes players. 

The Programme for Gianni Infantino's visit

07.00am BreakFast Meeting Sponsors Serena Hotel
Opinion Leaders
High End Govt Officials
Invited Guests
8.00am Meeting with Delegates Delegates from FRAs, SIGs Hotel Africana
  Meeting with Chairpersons AUPL Clubs Hotel Africana
  FUFA Members
9.00am Meeting with Special Interest Groups Exinternationals, Selected Players, FIFA Referees and former FIFA Referees Phillip Omondi Stadium
  FJL Match KCCAU17 Vs LwezaU17 Phillip Omondi Stadium
11.00am Ground Breaking Function Namirembe Church officials, FUFA and FIFA Kadiba - Mengo
12.00Noon FUFA House Visit Secretariat staff FUFA House
1.00pm Press Conference Media Ivys Hotel - Wakaliga 


Onyango promises to give more to Mamelodi Sundowns

Onyango in action

Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango has committed himself to South African Premier Soccer League champions Mamelodi Sundowns for more years.

The top African goalkeeper renewed his contract with the reigning African champions for four more years with prayers to win more accolades at the club.

The African Player of the Year – Based in Africa told

“It shows that the club appreciates the job I am doing for them and I just want to thank the management and coaching staff at Mamelodi Sundowns for giving me another opportunity to work with them for another period. I am looking forward to giving my best for the club that trusts me,” Onyango said.

Onyango played a major role as Sundowns claimed their first ever CAF Champions League trophy after seeing off Egyptian giants Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate.


Sundowns had earlier lifted the Absa Premiership and Telkom Cup with Onyango in the lead pack of players to count for it.

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