Vipers Sports Club have ended speculation by appointing Roberto Oliviera aka Robertinho the new head coach. He replaces Fred Kajoba, who left the club towards the close of last season.

Oliviera was unveiled by club President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa before a packed press conference at St Mary’s Kitende Stadium press room.

Mulindwa revealed that Olivieira had been selected from 84 applicants, and that his CV was the most compelling of all.

“It was a very rigorous process and we are very happy with the selection we made,” Mulindwa noted.

“He is a Brazilian with a winning mentality but beyond that, his understanding of the game is precisely where Vipers want to be and we will offer him all the support we can to make Vipers the number one club not only in Uganda but also Africa.”

Olivieira was unveiled together with his assistant Marcelo Cardoso on a three (3) year contract and the pair will start work immediately.

“I like teams with balance and I will blend young players and those with experience'” Olivieira said.

“I have spent 22 years as a player and 25 years as a coach at a high level and I believe I will bring a winning mentality to the team.”

There had been speculation that Mike Mutebi, KCCA’s former coach, would he handed the job but Mulindwa opted not to comment on talk that his fellow old boy from Namilyango College had been in then running for the job.

Vipers have grown into one of the most formidable clubs in the country today and own the biggest and best privately owned stadium in Uganda.

Robertinho’s Profile

Full name: Roberto Oliveira Gonçalves (Robertinho)
Date of Birth: June 22, 1960
Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Playing Career:
1978–1982: Fluminense (Brazil)1983: Flamengo (Brazil)
1984: Palmeiras (Brazil)
1985–1986: Flamengo (Brazil)
1987: Internacional (Brazil)
1988: Sport (Brazil)
1989: Atlético Mineiro (Brazil)
1989–1993: Nacional (Portugal)
1994–1995: Grössembacher (Brazil)

National team: Brazil (1980)

Clubs Managed:
1995: Grössembacher (Brazil)
1995–1997: Rio Branco (Brazil)
1998–1999: Brasil de Pelotas (Brazil)
1999–2000: São Bento (Brazil)
2000–2002: Fluminense (Brazil)
2003: Clube de Regatas Brasil (Brazil)
2003–2004: Centro Sportivo Alagoano (Brazil)
2004: America (Brazil)
2004–2005: Rio Branco (Brazil)
2005–2008: Stade Tunisien (Tunisia)
2008–2009: Kazma (Kuwait)
2009: Al-Shamal (Qatar)
2009–2010: Hammam-Sousse (Tunisia)
2010–2011: Legião (Brazil)
2012–2013: Stade Gabèsien (Tunisia)
2013–2014: Grombalia Sports (Tunisia)
2014–2016: Atlético Sport Aviação (Angola)
2018–2019: Rayon Sports (Rwanda)
2020 -2021: Gor Mahia Head Coach (Kenya)
2021-2024: Vipers SC (Uganda)

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