Former Vipers SC head coach Fred Kajoba has accorded credit to goalkeeper Alfred Mudekereza for his impressive display on the club’s road to the group stages of the CAF Champions League.
The newly signed custodian kept four clean sheets as Vipers qualified for the group stages of the Champions League for the first time in their history.
“First things first, I would like to congratulate Vipers for achieving such a milestone,” Kajoba told Football256 before adding.
“I am also happy with Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa for taking my advice about the goalkeeping department.”
“When I arrived at Kitende I told him that we couldn’t go anywhere without a good goalkeeper.”
“All along Vipers has not had a goalkeeper that would help them qualify for the group stages but after getting him in just one season they are there.”
“This should be a lesson to all the clubs in Uganda that a good goalkeeper is fundamental.”
“As an expert in goalkeeping, I am frank about this that Vipers qualified because they had a good goalkeeper,” Kajoba noted.
Mudekereza joined Vipers from Democratic Republic of Congo outfit OC Bukawa Dawa on a three-year contract in the August transfer window.
The Congolese goal-minder pipped Burundi’s Fabien Mutomboora to the number one spot and he has proved that he is worth it.
Mudekereza was in goal as Vipers began their qualification campaign with a 4-0 aggregate victory over Central African Republic side Olympic Real de Bangui.
He was more instrumental as Vipers eliminated five-time Champions League winners TP Mazembe 4-2 in the penalty shootouts following a goalless draw after two legs.
As they await the group stage draw in November, Vipers are in pot four with Cameroon’s Cotonsport, Sudan’s Al Merriekh, and the winner between DRC’s Vita Club and Burkina Faso’s Kadiogo.