“Thank you fans for the passion, energy, and belief. You were there every step of the way and your support means everything, it wouldn’t have been possible without all of your support from the minute I got here and throughout the season. I’m honoured. Said Vipers SC Captain Tadeo Lwanga after he was voted the club’s player of the season, last week.
With all that said, it is understood that the player is now out of contract with the Kitende based side and efforts to renew his deal are yet to shape.
“Lwanga has not held talks with Vipers regarding a new contract, revealed a source that preferred to remain anonymous.
Vipers SC failed to win anything this past season as they relinquished their StarTimes Uganda Premier League title, to KCCA FC, were eliminated from the Uganda Cup by Big League side-Proline FC in the quarter finals and efforts to reach both the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup hit a stumbling block.
After the season they had, it is absurd that there are yet to start efforts to renew one of their most important players’ contract, one who has just been named the past season’s best.
Lwanga joined the Venoms from SC Villa in 2017 on a two year deal and was handed the Captain’s armband after the departure of Nicholas Wadada.
In his two seasons at Kitende, he has been a main-stay in the team and helped win them the 2017/18 League title.
It is understood that a host of clubs around the CECAFA Region are chasing after the hard-tackling midfielder.
In Uganda, KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi is a huge admirer of Lwanga but there are no strong links linking the former Jogoos Captain (Lwanga) to the Kasasiros.
With Vipers having no continental engagements next season, they are poised to push KCCA FC to the limits as the two fight for the League title but by the looks of things, are they ready for the contest?
Currently not decided on whether to hire a new head coach or stick with the duo of Nam Ouma and Edward Golola, yet to secure their captain and a host of players plotting to depart, the Venoms need to sort themselves out as soon as possible, that is if they are ready to be the team they were when they won the League last year.