In order to realize their dream of becoming the model football club in Uganda and the region, Vipers SC have unveiled a modern gym at the St Mary’s stadium, Kitende.
The well equipped gym unveiled on Tuesday makes the Venoms the only club in the country with a gym. In order to achieve the set target of the season, the club director Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa said that it was crucial to have such facility available to the technical staff to improve on the players’ physical fitness and performance in the long run.
The last season premier league runners up will start the new season with the Pilsner Super 8 tournament where they travel to reigning FUFa Big league champions Proline at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.
“When you look at all big clubs globally, they have these facilities and this helps the technical staff to routinely assess players’ fitness. The players can use the gym at anytime and we hope this will improve on the performance,” noted Mulindwa.
Vipers SC confirmed departure of playmaker Moses Waiswa to South Africa’s Super Sport United but have also loaned out Dancun Sseninde and Ibrahim Kiyemba to Wakiso Giants.
Allan Kayiwa (Tooro United), Paul Willa (Police), Siraje Sentamu (URA) and Rashid Toha (Onduparaka) are the other new signings so far while Dan Birikwalira returns from loan at Bright Stars.
The club also promoted three players from their junior side; Karim Watambala, Richard Basangwa and Jacob Okao.
The three-time Uganda champions played their first international pre-season friendly on Saturday and drew 1-1 with Aigle Noir CS from Burundi at the St Mary’s stadium, Kitende. The visitors took first half lead through Vyamungu Roaul before the Venoms leveled after the break through Tito Okello.