By Morris Rawal
The head coach of Vipers Sports Club, Mr. Roberto Oliveira, also known as Robertinho, has resigned with immediate effect.
Following the coach’s resignation, the Club is yet to issue a statement on the technical bench leadership.
Meanwhile, Simba SC based in the First Division in Tanzania has been chasing for the services of the tactician who made an unforgettable history in Rayon Sports, Rwanda.
This Tanzanian team has been in talks with Roberto Oliveira for a long time after seeing him as a great potential and they want to sign him to a two-year contract.
Reliable information is that the management of Simba SC has had continued discussions with Roberto Oliveira hour by hour so that both sides can sign the contract.
Robertinho is one of the coaches who wrote history in Rwanda when he was at Rayon Sports, because he helped this team reach the 1/4 of the CAF Confederations Cup for the first time in its history, in August 2018 and gave it the championship for the 2018-2019 season.
One year after he left Rayon Sports, he was appointed coach of Gor Mahia in Kenya, replacing Steven Palack who had already parted ways with the club.The 62-year-old has been a great player and has been called up to the Brazil National Team, among other teams he has coached include Fluminense, Brasil de Pelotas, Al-Shamal, Rio Branco (SP), Grombalia Sports and Hammam- Sousse.
Vipers are currently third on the log after completing round one of the UPL with 27 points, tied with BUL Fc, and two points below leaders KCCA FC.
Roberto lost his last match 1-0 away to Busoga United at the FUFA technical center in Njeru, and this completes a cycle of other matches lost away from home ground in the local league, making it a possible reason to have sparked his departure.
Playing Career:1978–1982: Fluminense (Brazil)1983: Flamengo (Brazil)1984: Palmeiras (Brazil)1985–1986: Flamengo (Brazil)1987: Internacional (Brazil)1988: Sport (Brazil)1989: Atlético Mineiro (Brazil)1989–1993: Nacional (Portugal)1994–1995: Grössembacher (Brazil)National team: Brazil (1980)
Clubs Managed:1995: Grössembacher (Brazil)1995–1997: Rio Branco (Brazil)1998–1999: Brasil de Pelotas (Brazil)1999–2000: São Bento (Brazil)2000–2002: Fluminense (Brazil)2003: Clube de Regatas Brasil (Brazil)2003–2004: Centro Sportivo Alagoano (Brazil)2004: America (Brazil)2004–2005: Rio Branco (Brazil)2005–2008: Stade Tunisien (Tunisia)2008–2009: Kazma (Kuwait)2009: Al-Shamal (Qatar)2009–2010: Hammam-Sousse (Tunisia)2010–2011: Legião (Brazil)2012–2013: Stade Gabèsien (Tunisia)2013–2014: Grombalia Sports (Tunisia)2014–2016: Atlético Sport Aviação (Angola)2018–2019: Rayon Sports (Rwanda)2020 -2021: Gor Mahia Head Coach (Kenya)
2021-2022: Vipers SC (Uganda)