Vipers Sports Club patron Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa attributed his team’s exciting football in the Stanbic Uganda Cup final triumph against BUL FC to the combination of tactics from Brazilian coach Roberto Oliviera and deputy coach Marcelo Cardoso from Portugal.
The Venoms massacred BUL FC 8-1 during a one-sided eventful final played on a rainy Sunday afternoon at the FUFA Technical Center in Jinja.
Mulindwa says the combination of Brazilian and Portuguese football was top notch in adding the second Uganda Cup title in Vipers’ cabin and predicts exciting football come 2021/22 season.
“The coaches are doing very good work and like I had promised you, I brought a combination of Brazilian football and Portuguese and you’re seeing what is happening.”
He added, “we need some interesting football to excite our fans and hope they will enjoy the final product.”
Oliviera and Cardoso have so far managed two competitive games since taking over Vipers’ dugout on August 27th. They ejected Police FC (2-0) on the semi-final and the thrilling victory on the final past BUL.
The honorary FUFA president says Vipers winning the postponed Cup title is a wake-up call to the rest of the teams and predicts the club could become unstoppable which will take Ugandan football forward.
“This is what we want, we want to see the team moving forward, when Vipers is doing very well then Ugandan football will move forward.”
“I’m happy that we have had the finals today and the winner has been determined on the field, that’s something very important because determining the winner in the boardroom doesn’t promote the spirit of football so it gives me hope that we are moving forward.”
Yunus Sentamu banged in four while tournament’s top scorer Ceaser Manzoki scored a brace on the free scoring day. Manzoki had seven goals in total to take the golden boot which came a long with a 42-inch flat TV screen.
Milton Karisa and Livingstone Mulondo scored the other two goals. Mulondo was named the best season defender as teammates Fabien Mutombora and Bobos Byaruhanga clinched the golden glove and best midfielder’s accolades respectively.