Vipers SC coach Alex Isabirye believes he has proved his critics wrong after he helped the side to clinch a domestic double this season.
The Venoms celebrated the just concluded campaign with two trophies – Ugandan Premier League achieved on goal difference and the Uganda Cup where they beat Police FC 1-0 in the final on Saturday.
“I came to Vipers about three months ago, the club had gone for many matches without even scoring a goal and many had expected me to fail,” Isabirye said as quoted by Daily Monitor.
“Now here we are, and I’m happy that I have proved my critics wrong.”
In the domestic cup final at Akii-Bua Stadium in Lira, City, captain Milton Karisa proved the difference after he scored what turned out to be the winner for the Venoms in the 15th minute of the fixture.
This was the third time Vipers were playing a Uganda Cup final having already wrapped up the Uganda league crown. It was Karisa, who helped them end the bad run after he headed home a corner kick from Bright Anukani.
During the 2017-18 campaign under Jorge Miguel Da Costa, Vipers won the league and reached the Uganda Cup final against KCCA only to lose 1-0 to the Kasasiro Boys through a Julius Poloto goal.
Last season under the guidance of Brazilian head coach Roberto Oliveira, the Venoms won the league title with seven matches to spare and reached the Uganda Cup final against BUL, but failed to triumph.