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Robertinho’s exit splits Vipers camp into two

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Brazilian football is no more at St. Mary’s stadium Kitende.

Five-time Uganda Premier League champions Vipers SC announced the departure of head coach Roberto Oliveira alias Robertinho in a Thursday development.

The tactician has made a premature exit as he’s been in charge for just 14 months, having signed a three year contract towards the start of the 2021/22 season.

“Vipers SC announces that Mr. Roberto Oliveira alias Robertinho has left his role as the head coach with immediate effect,” revealed the club on Thursday.

The league defending champions are yet to confirm who will take charge either in the interim or on permanent basis but the camp is split into two as you read this.

“He left for Christmas holidays and was meant to return this week so, this news has caught many off guard. Some players and staff are down while some are happy for his exit,” a source told Nnalubaale Sports.

The Brazilian leaves following a triumphant spell where he guided the club to the 2021/22 Uganda Premier League title and the 2020/21 Uganda Cup.

Alongside his deputy Marcelo Cardoso, they led the Venoms to the 2022/23 CAF Champions League group stages for the first time in the club’s history.

With a new face knocking on the locker room door, a new philosophy is definitely coming in hence another style of football.

During his unveiling, club president Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa told journalists that he had brought Brazilian football near to Ugandans.

“You all admire Brazilian football. Now I have brought it to Kitende for you to enjoy it at a close range,” Mulindwa noted then.

Photo Credit: Vipers SC Media

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