Vipers Confirm New Signings, Departures

Uganda Premier League champions Vipers have confirmed their new arrivals and departures ahead of the new 2022/23 UPL season.

The Venoms have confirmed 10 new additions and 15 outings in the just concluded transfer market.

But the in all the latest developments, the club is yet to confirm the departure of midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga after he was not included among the departed players.

The new ten signings for the Venoms are Cromwell Rwothomio, Abdu Lumala, Olivier Osomba, goalkeeper Alfred Mudekereza, left back Isa Mubiru, right back Ashraf Mandela, Murushid Juuko, Abubakar Lawal and Marvin Joseph Youngman while youngster Rodrigue Shamamba joined the side on deadline day.

But the Kitende based club also let go of a pool of players, with some being loaned out for more game time.

Among the departures is former captain Halid Lwaliwa, who sealed a move to Macedonian side FK Bregalnica Stip while last season’s top scorer Ceasar Lobi Manzoki moved to Chinese based outfit Dalian Pro.

Defenders Bob Olwoch, right back Emmanuel Munoobi and Frank Kato Kizanyiro each joined Bright Stars on a season-long loan while goalkeeper Mutwalib Mugolofa crossed to Kyetume FC.

Allan Kayiwa crossed to Express FC after the expiry of his contract while Vipers former assistant captain Paul Willa, Musa Ssali, Brian Kalumba (Gaddafi), Ahmed Amayo and Denis Mwemezi (Bul) all join the long list of departures.

Youngsters Umar Kyebatala and Lawrence Tezikya joined Maroons FC on a season-long loan while Richard Basangawa continued with his loan spell at Gaddafi.

The Venoms, who are defending champions, will open their new season as they host Bright Stars this week on Friday at St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende.

Vipers new signings
1.Abdu Lumala

  1. Cromwell Rwothomio
  2. Olivier Osomba
  3. Alfred Mudekereza (GK)
  4. Mubiru Isa
  5. Ashraf Mandela
    7.Murushid Juuko
  6. Lawal Abubaker
  7. Marvin Joseph Youngman
  8. Rodrigue Shamamba


  1. Halid Lwaliwa ( Fk Bregalnica Stip, Macedonia)
  2. Cesar Manzoki ( Dalian Pro, China)
    3.Bob Oluoch ( Loan – Bright Stars)
  3. Emmanuel Munoobi (Loan- Bright Stars)
  4. Kato Kizanyiro Frank ( Loaned to Bright Stars)
  5. GK Mugolofa Mutwalib ( loan Kyetume FC)
  6. Allan Kayiwa ( Express)
  7. Paul Willa ( Unattached)
  8. Musa Ssali (loan -TBC)
  9. Brian Kalumba (Gaddafi)
  10. Ahmed Amayo-
  11. Dennis Mwemezi – Bul
  12. Umar Kyebatala – (Loan- Maroons)

14 – Lawrence Tezikya (loan – Maroons)

  1. Richard Basangwa (loan – Gaddafi)



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