Charles Livingston Mbabazi who currently claimed the ownership of West Nile based Arua Hill SC has been appointed the Head Coach of Kitende based Vipers SC.
The Entebbe road side did part ways with the Head Coach Leonard Martins Neiva just six months since taking over from Isabirye, a number of Neiva's backroom staffs also threw in the towel.
The Brazilian's Vipers career was ended by a 3-2 defeat to league leaders BUL FC at the St Marys Stadium, Kitende on Friday, the club's first home loss in two years. Still under Neiva, Vipers witnessed a failed CAF Champions League campaign as they were eliminated at the first preliminary stage by Botswana's Jwaneng Galaxy.
Charles Livingston Mbabazi didn't travel to Masindi when the 8 man Arua Hill SC got hammered 7-1 at Masindi Stadium by Kitara FC. Rumors had it all that the tactician had already left the West Nile based side in pursuit to join Vipers SC.
However, Vipers SC didn't rush to unveil Mbabazi and allowed the interim Head Coach to be in charge of their game against Express FC at Mutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku, a fixture they lost 2-0 to the Red eagles.
Vipers SC remains locked in the 4th position of the Startimes Uganda Premier League log having garnered just 24 points in 13 games, winning seven, drawing and losing thrice respectively.
Vipers SC's next encounter is on Wednesday, 3rd January 2024 against the tricky Lugogo based NEC FC under the floodlights at St. Mary's Stadium Kitende. The unpredictable Hussein Mbalangu will return to Entebbe road after losing 2-0 at the same venue last season with Blacks Power FC.
Vipers SC Vs NEC FC will mark Mbabazi's first duty (game) as a venom. However, the taste of Brazilian coaches at the Entebbe road side is what leaves Mbabazi's Job in qualms!
The last time a Ugandan (Alex Isabirye) was named the Head Coach of the Venoms, he got axed regardless of winning a double for Vipers SC for the first time in the Club's history.