Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba Kisitu has written down an emotional Letter to his former club Vipers SC, just days after deciding to walk away.
Kajoba recently laid down his tools on Monday, 31st May as head coach for the Venoms.
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.
During his stay at Vipers, he led them to the 2019/2020 League title and was also in charge of their unsuccessful CAF Champions League campaign where they were eliminated at the first Phase of the qualification.
It is understood that Kajoba left the Vipers’ role so as to concentrate on his National team responsibilities.
“Am here to inform the entire public and all the sports fans that my services with Viper Sports Club painfully come to an end more so towards the end of the season. It’s been a hard decision to take but perfect for the love of my country. Read part of Kajoba’s letter via his Facebook page on 1st June.
“During my managerial time as the Head Coach at Vipers have as well served as the Goalkeeping Coach for Uganda Cranes. Due to the club policies, I must stick to one role and fully deliver for the club. I have decided to drop my job with Vipers and completely deliver for the National team.
“I must say am really so gratefully and thank full to the entire Vipers fraternity for the love and support you have given me during my stay at the Club.”
Kajoba also praised Vipers President, Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa who gave him the opportunity at the club before thanking the fans as well.
“In a special way I want to thank the Club president Dr .Lawrence Mulindwa for the double opportunities he has offered to me in my career. Doctor gave me my first coaching job for the Uganda Cranes and later he believed in me and added me the Club job. I treasure you so much in my life Doctor.
“I want to thank the players, the coaching team, staffs, fans for your great work and corporation with me. Vipers SC will always remain in my heart considering the unique hospitality you have rendered to me during my time. I wish the club the best and victory in all the tournaments ahead of you. MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD bless you all, THANK YOU Vipers Sports Club.”
It is now understood that Kajoba’s assistant Paul Kiwanuka will take over the coaching duties until the end of the season until when a full-time coach will be appointed.
Kajoba becomes the third coach to leave in the last three seasons, following into the steps of Golola and Portuguese coach Javier Martinez.
With four games left in the league and a Uganda Cup quarter final against SC Villa on the way, all eyes will be on how the Venoms will respond following the sudden departure of Kajoba.