KITENDE – Vipers SC have unveiled Allan Kayiwa as their first signing of the off-season.
The versatile forward who is understood to have signed a two-year deal at the Kitende based comes in as a free agent after his deal at Tooro United expired at the start of this month (June).
“We can confirm the signing of forward Allan Kayiwa from Tooro United, read a statement on Vipers’ official website.
Kayiwa was officially unveiled to his new teammates by Vipers head coach Michael Nam Ouma on Wednesday morning at the club training base in Kitende.
The forward has been a subject of interest from Vipers’ league rivals KCCA FC but has decided to join the three-time StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions.
Moments after putting pen to paper, Kayiwa announced that he had made the ‘best choice’, joining Vipers.
“I have made the best choice to join this great club, it’s my new home and am so excited to be here, said Kayiwa.
“I am ready for the new challenge as well.”
Kayiwa is a product of Soana Young, Tooro United’s feeder side and he broke on to the local scene in 2015.
Last season, he put out a brilliant performance, scoring 10 league goals and making 8 assists.
He was part of the Uganda Cranes team that took part in the 2019 COSAFA Cup under the guidance of Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru.
Kayiwa is known for his vision, eye for goal plus skill on the ball and can play up front and on the flanks.
Vipers had an average season, last, and Kayiwa is one of the moves they are taking as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming 2019/20 season.
The Venoms came into last season as the defending league champions and finalist in the Uganda Cup but could not replicate such form.
Representing Uganda in the CAF Champions league, the Venoms were eliminated at the second round of qualification and hence dropped to the Confederation Cup. While there, they also failed to make it to the Group stages as they fell immediately.
In the League, they came second to KCCA FC while a humiliating exit to then-Big League side, Proline FC, ended their Uganda Cup campaign at the quarter-final stage.