On Saturday evening, Vipers Sports club welcomed the new 2017/2018 Uganda Premier League season in style with a formal launch at the St Mary’s stadium Kitende.
The glamorous event was a pleasant get-together for the team’s fans, former players, members of the executive committee and sponsors, among others.
The club honoured six members of the playing staff for their outstanding performance last season. They were Halid Lwaliwa, Isma Watenga, Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye, Milton Karisa, Tonny Odur and Nicolas Wadada.
At the same function, eight new signings; Tom Masiko, Tadeo Lwanga, Mousa Clovis Mbayi, Steven Mukwala, Yayo Lutimba, Baden Mujahid and Ashraf ‘Fadiga’ Bamuturaki were officially unveiled.
The Venoms also launched the new red home jersey and blue away strip. Both shirts feature a black V-neck and Adidas vintage lines on the shoulder which adds a smart but functional element.
Furthermore, Vipers also launched membership cards and season tickets for the first time in their history. Club president Lawrence Mulindwa and head coach Miguel Da Costa were on hand to discuss the new signings and upcoming season.
“We need to compete with strong teams in the league; the more reason we made these new signings.” explained Mulindwa. “Our fans should expect the best out of Vipers this season.”
Speaking to the press after the launch, Da Costa said he has a strong team for the new season. “We have a solid team that we believe will favourably compete for honors this season.”