Uganda Premier League side Vipers SC on Wednesday evening announced the appointment of Charles Masembe as the club’s Sporting Director. This (Sporting Director) is the latest role to be introduced into Vipers SC structure and Masembe will be the maiden person to serve in it.
Masembe has a vast ray of talent in Ugandan football having played, coached, and officiated as a Fifa certified referee at an international level. He also once served as Fufa CEO.
According to the club website, Masembe’s main role at the club is to ensure the creation of a favourable environment for the players, coaches, management and also oversee youth structures with the responsibility of organising workshops and training for all staff.
He is also expected to serve as a link between the technical staff and board of Directors. He will be mandated to provide technical advice to the coaching staff, give guidance for the club vision and sporting strategy.
He will also be charged with ensuring the successful delivery of the agreed aims, objectives and outcomes of the 1st team within the strategic football development plan.
Albeit the huge task at hand, Masembe is delighted to join the Uganda Premier League Champions and be part of its success story.
“It is an honour and privilege to join Vipers SC, an institution with big dreams. I have always admired to give my contribution to institutions with dreams and I have landed well in a place where I can also be helpful,” Masembe told the club website.
Vipers alias ‘Venoms’ President Dr Lawrence Mulindwa is happy to have Masembe at his side and hopes that the new role in the club structure will yield fruits.
“We are delighted to have appointed Charles Masembe. This is a role we have been keen to introduce into the structure for some time, and it has been in our strategic plan,” Mulindwa said.
“We unveil Masembe as one of the most experienced and exposed football administrators because our dream is big and we want people like him that can help us archive our vision of becoming the first class football club in Uganda and Africa,” Mulindwa added.
Vipers will seek to defend the Premier League title once the 2020/2021 season kicks off in October (tentative period) and by then Masembe is expected to fully swing into action.
The club is also seeking to improve on their display at Continental level.