There is a new face at St. Marys Stadium, Kitende. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) native Lukusa Kayembe Raoul is the new man that has been appointed as Vipers SC assistant coach.

The 51 year-old’s services have been secured for the next two years – until 2025.

Kayembe comes as the Venoms aim to build a stronger technical bench that will help compete more both domestically and on the continent.

Alex Isabirye welcomes his assistant Raoul Lukusa Kayembe to boost his technical bench.

He boasts of considerable coaching experience across the DRC, which dates back to 2005 – 18 years ago.

He was coach of Butembo from 2005-2007, went to FC Mwanganza de Beni in 2008, Beni Sports in the era of 2013-2014 and AS Kabasha de Goma in the DRC.

True journeyman

From 2014 to 2015, Kayembe had a coaching role at AS Dauphin Noir de Goma before becoming the assistant coach there from 2016 to 2018.

From then on, he’s had coaching roles at AC Capaco de Beni (2018-2019), FC Etoile de Kivu (2019-2020), returned to AS Dauphin Noir in 2020, before joining AS Bantou de Mbuji Mayi for his most recent job.
Isabirye and Lukusa have a light moment after the Congolese’ unveiling at St Mary’s Stadium.

The CAF ‘A’ license holder is not an entirely new face in Ugandan football as he previously played for KCCA FC (2000-2002) and Kinyara FC (2003-2004).

Kayembe is expected to boost the Alex Isabirye-led technical bench with his wealth of knowledge of the game on the African continent as the Venoms seek to become a powerhouse.