Ssimbwa is ready to coach Vipers SC

By Clive Kyazze
Sam Ssimbwa while talking to journalists after his side drew 0-0 with Tooro United at Namboole in December 2018 | Clive Kyazze Photo

Sam Ssimbwa has virtually coached every team in the StarTimes Uganda Premier in his nomadism career and one would be insane to rule out an opportunity for him to coach at Vipers.

Not many people can say they saw this coming and probably not so many would really think the URA coach would be coaching football at Kitende very soon.

But the man who has averaged a team every season in his now 21-year coaching career has not ruled out the possibility of coaching the three-time league champions.

“I have no problem with coaching Vipers,” Ssimbwa said while appearing on a sports talk show on Super FM over the weekend while answering to a question posed by a listener.

“Provided Mr Mulindwa (Lawrence) respects my principals and allows me to do my work,” Ssimbwa added referring to talks from those close to the club that the club Patron loves interfering with technical issues.

“Vipers have very good players and they have the environment to help these players perform. They are well motivated but maybe they have other destructions that stop them from performing.”

Ssimbwa is one of the most experienced coaches in the league, having started coaching in the mid-nineties, he has coached in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania too.

He is fascinated by the investment the former FUFA president has put in his team and his dream to transform Vipers into a continental superpower.

“Mulindwa has invested a lot in Ugandan football and because of that he deserves all the credit and respect.”

“There so many teams in the region doing well on the continent and they have been around for a while but don’t have a stadium of their own.”

“So anyone would love to work with a person who loves football and invests in it as Mulindwa does but he must respect my principals before I can accept to coach his team,” Ssimbwa added.

The former Cranes international let the lid off the bottle at a time when the three-time league winners are reportedly looking for a coach on a permanent basis.

Edward Golola and Michael Nam Ouma are in charge of the team on an interim basis and recently another Kenyan Tom Olaba was also reportedly hired as part of the technical team.

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