Milton Karisa has been named as the new Vipers Sports Club Captain.

The pacy forward takes over the role from Halid Lwaliwa, and will now lead the team out as we strive for success at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende and across the country.

Karisa becomes first team captain for the first time, taking over from Lwaliwa, who has been the principal wearer of the armband since 2018. The most recent incumbents before Lwaliwa were Taddeo Lwanga, Nicholas Wadada and Farouk Miya.

Milton Karisa standing far right captained Vipers SC in a friendly against Rwanda’s Rayon Sports FC in Kigali recently.

Karisa, who joined us from BUL FC in the second round of the 2016/17 football season, is pleased to have the role full time and explained how he felt with the news.

“The gaffer insinuated that he was going to trust me with the role and it’s an absolute privilege to be handed the armband full time.” explained Karisa.

“I did it on a few occasions during Pre-Season when Lwaliwa, was out, but as I said, it’s a real privilege to be the club’s captain for real.”

Captain fantastic Halid Lwaliwa has been Vipers SC captain from 2019.

It couldn’t have been an easy decision for Robertinho and the club, given the qualities others in the squad have as well this season, something that Karisa acknowledges and feels will only be good for the group and team.

“With the group we have, looking after things on and off the pitch is going to be easier because the dressing room runs itself with the experience and leadership in there.” added the Cranes international.

“We have a number of experienced players that I can lean on for help and who have been captains at other clubs. So, that will also make it an easier job for me.”

“Every successful squad needs a group of leaders, not just one leader and we’ve certainly got that in different positions throughout the team and that only bodes well for us.” 

Combative midfielder Siraje Sentamu is the second vice captain.

Siraje Sentamu is thus promoted from third to second captain in his 6th season at the club. The combative midfielder re-joined the club in 2019 after spending two years at Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club (URA FC).

That means that the new member of the list of captains is Ashraf Mandela. It’s worth mentioning that Mandela is also a St Mary’s Secondary School, Kitende graduate where he featured till 2015.

In the 2018/19 season, he joined SC Villa before moving to URA FC a year later, where he spent three campaigns. He returned to the Venoms’ this year, this time as a member of the first team squad.

We wish Karisa every success as our new captain.

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