June 21, 2021

Mutombora: Vipers SC custodian extends his stay at club by three year

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The custodian played a vital role to help the Venoms win the league in the abandoned 2019/20 season

Ugandan Premier League (UPL) champions Vipers SC have confirmed the contract extension of custodian Fabien Mutombora ahead of the new season.

The Venoms have opted to strengthen their defence in preparations for the busy 2020/21 campaign and it is the reason why they have chosen to retain most of their key players.

“Vipers Sports Club is delighted to announce goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora has signed a new three-year contract, keeping him at St. Mary’s stadium until 2023,” the club confirmed on their official portal.

“The 22-year-old has become a key figure in the team since arriving from Burundi’s outfit Lydia Ludic Académic FC in August 2018.”

The youngster has revealed his delight after extending his stay at the Kitende-based charges. 

“I am really pleased to commit my future to Vipers SC and it’s great the club has put their faith in me,” Mutombora said after sealing a new deal with the UPL champions.

“I have achieved what I have achieved here, and I hope I can keep on learning, helping the team, and lifting trophies over the next three years.”

Apart from the league, the custodian helped his team to lift the Super 8 cup as well.  

Vipers SC midfielder Karim Watambala has declared his readiness to fight complacency and ensure he remains a key figure for the Ugandan Premier League champions.

The midfielder is still a student at St Mary’s Secondary School and made his senior debut last season when the club fetched their fourth league title.

“Last season was a tough one as I was treading in new waters,” Watambala said earlier on.

“At a new stage with so many people of different characters, I endured several challenges. But at the end of the day, my experience was enriched and I learned many lessons.

“I had a strong starting point to my senior career and I intend to keep going stronger step by step. I enjoyed playing each game.

“The coaches trusted me while I freely showcased my abilities. This made me fit well into the team and now, I want to do more and more.

“Ambition is lost without competition. I think you cannot play without being challenged. It is one of the reasons that I am a better player and I always look to work harder and avoid complacency.”