Kitende based football club Vipers SC has Thursday afternoon sacked their head coach, Edward Golola and the entire technical team over poor performance.
Members of the technical team include Ram Nyakana Mpuga (fitness coach), Edward Ssali (second assistant coach), Matthias Kassagga (physiotherapist) and Moses Oloya (goalkeeping coach).
Their sacking comes just a day after Kajjansi United FC knocked Vipers SC out of the Uganda Cup competition on Wednesday in a tight game played at the Mutesa II Stadium. The game ended in a 1-1 draw and forced the progressing party to be determined from spot-kicks which Kajjansi won 8-7.
In a statement, the Club says a caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of this season.
“Vipers Sports Club announces that the head coach Edward Golola and his entire technical team have been relieved of their duties with immediate effect,” says the Club.
“The club would like to thank Golola and his team for their work during their time at Vipers SC and to wish them success in the future”.
“A caretaker technical team will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time coach,” the Club adds.
Lawrence Mulindwa who owns the Club and doubles as its President says he has not been seeing returns for his investment.
“One thing that you must be aware is that I am an achiever I can’t sit and see things going bad and I say me I am a President, that is your work technical development manager, do that one, talk to your Coaches, no. I believe in results and results must be there, why, because I inject in money. There is no person or investor who is that stupid to invest when he does not get positive returns so you have to look around and see who will give you the positive returns,” said Mulindwa on Thursday.
Golola joined the Club as head coach last year in July for the third time having served as an assistant coach to Portuguese tactician Miguel Da Costa (2017-18) and Kenyan Michael Nam Ouma whom he replaced.