It has been a yielding period of new dawns at Vipers Sports Club with the unveiling of players, technical team members, star players attracting new suitors and other mainstays inking new deals.

The new trend continued on Tuesday August 4, 2020 with the club filling the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)’s void with a son-of-the-soil in Simon Peter Njuba.

Njuba replaces namesake Peter Lwanga, who was relieved of his duties about three months ago.

Vipers Legal Director and Executive Member Alex Luganda performed the ceremony of handing over the instruments of power to Njuba, who emerged extraordinary out of an elite roster of 85 applicants. 

Vipers Legal Director, Alex Luganda (R) handing the incoming new CEO Simon Njuba instruments of power.

Speaking at the unveiling of Njuba at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende, Luganda confirmed that the selection for the most important job at the Venoms was thouroughly and ethically done through a Human Resource firm whose final shortlist comprised of six names.

Renewable two-year deal

“Its was a very competitive race,” disclosed Luganda.

Simon Njuba put pen to paper on a renewal two-year contract.

“The firm confirmed to us that the best candidate that will take us forward is Simon Peter Njuba. Our job now is to make sure that we give him the necessary support.”

Njuba knows the club set-up and has previously been serving as the Transfer Match System (TMS) manager. He has also dealt with all required documentation of transfers and player registration.

Working on a two-year contract, Njuba is tasked with providing proper management and direction to the club that will be equally hungry and anxious to leave a mark on the continent in the CAF Champions League.

Familiar territory
“I have some good experience in football,” said an excited Njuba soon after his unveiling ceremony.

“I have also dealt with the federation before so it will not be hard for me to manage this job. I willmake sure I fulfill the obligations of the club.”

Enriched with vast experience, Njuba will be working in a familiar environment as he looks to tick the boxes as per the club’s wishes as well as ensure the operations within and club’s external relations grow into fruition.

Enriched with vast experience, Simon Njuba will be working in a familiar environment.

”I am very humbled to work with champions and I am coming with a champion’s mentality. I also know the job comes with pressure to deliver but I am prepared for the task at hand to ensure Vipers stay at the top; both sporting and management wise,” Njuba said with an assertive voice.

Congratulations on your new role, Njuba! All the best CEO.


Full Name: Simon Peter Njuba

Date of Birth: December 6, 1988


Primary: Mugwanya Preparatory School,Kabojja

O-Level: Namilyango College

A-Level: St.Mary’s Secondary School, Kitende

Makerere University: Bachelor of Science With Education

Makerere University: Cisco Certified Network Associate. (CCNA)

Makerere University: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)


● 10 years teaching experience at St. Mary’s Kitende.

● Seven years FIFA Certified TMS/DTMS Manager at Vipers.

● Seven years member of Vipers SC Secretariat.


●  Information Technology Manager Vipers & St.Mary’s Kitende

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