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Coach Edward Golola Remain Open To Vipers Return

Tooro United Coach Edward Golola fancies another return to Vipers, the tactician confirmed

Golola who replaced Micheal Nam Ouma in July 2019 was shown an exit door at Kitende after the Venoms lost to minnows Kajjansi United in the Uganda Cup round of 64 via shootouts at Wankulukuku.

Golola has also served at the club in 2009-2011 and 2014-2015 as head coach. He was an assistant to Miguel Da Costa (2017-2018) and Michael Nam Ouma (2019). 

“I am a Tooro United coach at the moment, my main focus is to complete the first mission of taking this team back to Uganda Premier League and then we can see the rest,” said Golola.

“If that chance to rejoin Vipers is there and it presents itself, I will go back. But am still committed here for now.”

The coaching role at Vipers is vacant after the club parted ways with Fred Kajoba, with Paul Kiwanuka named in an interim role until the end of the season.

Mike Mutebi is a front runner for the role come next season while Sam Ssimbwa, Livingston Mbabazi and Abdallah Mubiru are also in the picture.

Edward Golola. Courtesy

Golola saw his side, Tooro United, fail to seal an automatic place when they failed to beat Luwero United on Wednesday at Wankulukuku.

Needing a win to return to UPL, Tooro United missed a penalty (and on retake as well) in the 90th minute in a game that ended goalless.

“I commend the boys, we put up a good show but luck was not on our side. We even got a penalty in the 90th minute and failed even on retake,” he said after the draw.

“It has given us a challenge us coaches that we have to approach the last game with more intelligence. We are going back to the drawing board and see how to correct the few mistakes.

“The boys might have taken this game very lightly, they thought that it was already a done deal. I warned them prior to the game that Luweero will be a hard nut to crack given that they are fighting to survive the drop.”

Golola says that he is assured that he will have the last laugh on Sunday when they host Kigezi HomeBoyz.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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