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Photos: Martinez Conducts First Training Session At Vipers

New Vipers SC coach Javier Martinez Espinosa conducted the first training session on Tuesday.

The new coach who was given a two year contract, was unveiled on Monday. Martinez replaces Miguel Da Costa who was sacked two months after winning the league for the club.

28 players turned out for this session which was carried out behind closed doors, away from the media.

28 players turned out. Vipers media

Of the 28 players, five are goalkeepers and the rest are outfield players. Club first choice shotstopper Ismael Watenga showed up, despite rumours of his expected exit.

Abram Ndugwa, Rahmat Ssenfuka and Joseph Janjali were some of the new signings that attended the training.

The new coach has been tasked to play a good attacking game, and at the same time continue with the club’s winning culture.

Martinez was all smiles during the training

Martinez was born on March 19, 1972 (46 years). He was technical director at Juventus Managua (Nicaragua).

He is a former Head coach of Deportivo Carcha (Guartemala)
Cruz Azul, National Army team (Mexico) and club Pachuca.


During his playing career, he played for Club Athletico (Guatemala), Atlante FC, Celaye and Coban Imperial.

Leading by example.

Players that trained on Tuesday:

Derrick Ochan, Bashir Ssekagya, James Alitho. Eric Kibowa, Ismail Watenga, Bashir Asiku, Geoffrey Wasswa, Yayo Lutimba, Fred Okot, Duncan Sseninde, Moses Waiswa, Tom Masiko, Taddeo Lwanga, Abraham Ndugwa, David Owori, Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye, Brian Kalumba, Steven Mukwala, Milton Karisa, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Tito Okello, Dan Birikwalira, Pius Wangi, Ashraf ‘Fadiga’ Bamuturaki, Joseph Janjali, Livingstone Mulondo, Ashraf Mandela, Rahmat Ssenfuka.

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