Paul Kiwanuka has effective Monday, taken over as the caretaker coach at Vipers SC after Fred Kajoba disagreed with club officials on several issues – regarding the technical operations of the team.
Its alleged that Kajoba abandoned the club during Monday drills – opting to attend The Cranes training at the Phillip Omondi – Lugogo ahead of a scheduled friendly Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
Vipers sources reason that Kajoba should have be patient for at least some days until after their Wednesday Uganda Cup encounter against SC Villa in Bombo, before joining the Cranes.
“Because we needed him, more especially this time when league and Uganda cup are about to close,” said a source.
But Kajoba – according to a source too close to him, believes he was more comfortable serving the national team than Vipers.
“The Vipers Sports Club Management has this evening received news of the verbal notice of resignation from its Head Coach Mr Fred Kajoba Kisitu after today’s evening training session.
“The club management shall be sitting at the earliest to consider these developments and a detailed statement shall be issued thereafter.
“In the meantime, the playing staff and other members of the technical bench are in high spirits and preparing for the club’s forthcoming competitive engagements in the Uganda Premier League -UPL and Uganda Cup competitions,” read a statement, in parts – published on the club’s official website, late on Monday.
But our sources revealed that later in the day, club management, which had hurriedly met in Kampala – decided to terminate Kajoba’s contract as head coach – handing the same role to his assistant Paul Kiwanuka – an inexperienced tactician.