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Kajoba Steps Down From Vipers Role

Vipers SC head coach Fred Kajoba has resigned from his role, the SportsNation understands.

Kajoba has decided to lay down his tools on Monday, May 31, a day before the Venoms are slated to face SC Villa in the Uganda Cup last 8 second leg.

It is understood that Kajoba who took over from Edward Golola in January 2020 took the decision after he was asked by the club’s Technical Director Charles Masembe to choose between his role with the National team and the one at Vipers.

It should be noted that Kajoba also doubles as the Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach, a role he has executed for over 10 years.

During his time at Vipers, he led them to the 2019/20 league title and took charge of their unsuccessful campaign in the CAF Champions League where they bowed out in the first phase of qualification.

At the time of his departure, Vipers were third in the Uganda Premier League standings on 56 points, two behind leaders Express FC with just four games to play.

He becomes the third coach to leave Vipers in the last three season, following into the footsteps of both Javier Martinez and Golola.

What Next For Vipers

The Vipers board is expected to meet on Tuesday, June 01 to try and forge a temporary way forward.

According to inside sources, Kajoba’s assistant Paul Kiwanuka will take over the coaching duties until the end of the season when a full-time coach will be appointed.

For a club that hires and fires coaches at will, it would be understandable if local coaches shy away from the task but because of Vipers’ structures, many continental gaffers will be keen on wanting in.

With four league games and a Uganda Cup quarter final second leg against SC Villa to play, many will be eager to see how the Venoms perform after the sudden departure of Kajoba.

Whether they can somehow steal the league crown from the grasps of Express and also seal a second-ever cup remains to be seen.

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