Uganda Vipers SC appoints Livingstone Mbabazi as head coach

Livingstone Mbabazi has been appointed as the new head coach of Vipers SC.

The former immediate Arua Hill tactician is appointed on a two-year contract replacing sacked Leonardo Leiva. Mbabazi’s immediate task will be overseeing a turnaround of events at the club, having suffered two successive league defeats.

“Vipers Sports Club is delighted to welcome Charles Livingstone Mbabazi as our new head coach, joining us on a two-year employment contract,” read a statement on the club website.

Mbabazi who has also coached Wakiso Giants, Mbarara City, Onduparaka, and Kyetume among others begins his reign against NEC On Wednesday. Meanwhile, at Arua Hill in the past two years, Mbabazi has seen the club finish fifth and fourth in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 campaigns, respectively.

His experience has seen him enjoy coaching stints at Wakiso Giants FC, Onduparaka FC, Mbarara City FC, Somalia National team, Soltilo Bright Stars FC, Lweza FC, and Masavu. As a player, Mbabazi enjoyed a successful career, especially with KCCA FC and Ireland side St Patrick Athletic, where he’s regarded as a club great.

At the moment, the reigning champions are eight points adrift of table leaders BUL and sit in fourth on the log with 24 points.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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