Vipers SC head coach has demystified the notion that our clubs and the national team can not just score goals.


Police 0-4 Vipers SC (Stanbic Uganda Cup)

Bul FC 1-8 Vipers (Stanbic Uganda Cup)

Police 0-2 Vipers SC (UPL)

Vipers 7-0 Wakiso Giants (UPL)

Uganda Cranes under Milutin Sredojević have struggled for goals in their latest outings in the World Cup qualifying matches against Mali, Kenya and Rwanda.

The team has also had to deal with controlling games, coming to terms with squaring passes in the system of play. Rwanda were dominant in their style of play but were unlucky not to find the net in both games against the Cranes.

Other than Mike Mutebi whose KCCA FC side played an attacking and exciting brand of football rewarded with plenty of goals, the rest of the league has been short on goals.

Mutebi’s departure was a big loss to the league. The arrival of Brazilian Robertinho at Vipers SC would have been a big bonus to the nation.

Robertinho has transformed Vipers SC star studded side into a collective set that is enjoying their game and winning games with ease.

One player who has benefited a great deal with the arrival of the Brazilian is Yunus Ssentamu who believes the Kitende based club is on the right path.

After scoring four goals against Wakiso Giants, the striker who has had to return back from failed pro deals in DR Congo, Tunisia, Finland and Albania, moved: “i’m very happy to score four goals and help my team win the second game of the league. We continue to work hard to achieve our dreams.”

Bright Anukani, signed from KCCA FC a few days to the start of the season, appears to have already settled in so well. He has three assists to his name.

With two games to his tally, he hailed: “See the black son rising. One foot at a time. What a joy to play football.”

Team captain Willa Paul believes the fans are getting their money’s worth and the cheers from them can not be underestimated as the club pushes to wrestle the title away from Express FC.

Willa roared after the Wakiso Giants thumping affair at St. Mary’s Stadium: “Huge thanks to all the fans both in stadium and at home for all the support. Let’s keep the momentum going Vipers SC. Well done lads.”

The stats don’t lie with the current step up at Vipers SC thanks to Robertinho. The Brazilian has seen the club dominate rivals with fast and entertaining passing football.

Right from their Stanbic Uganda Cup games against Police FC and Bul FC to the league games against Wakiso Giants and Police FC.

Vipers SC have scored 20 goals in their four competitive games under the hands of Robertinho. The club has seen the revival in the form of Ssentamu, Manjoki and the attacking trio of Bobosi Byaruhanga, Anukani and Milton Karisa.

The Brazilian has coined a ball playing centre back duo of Bashir Asiku and Livingstone Mulondo.

Aziz Kayondo continues to blossom at the left back position. Unlike his positioning by Micho at the national side, Vipers SC head coach has encouraged him to bust forwards and he was one of the major contributors to the club’s flying start to the league.