Uganda Premier League reigning champions Vipers Sports Club has appointed Ex-FIFA referee Charles Masembe to the new role of sporting director.
Masembe holds vast experience in Ugandan football having served as the FUFA Chief Executive Officer, Coach, player and a FIFA certified international referee.
The sporting director was unveiled by the club Patron Dr Lawrence Mulindwa who based Masembe’s appointment on his Ugandan football experience and expects him to make the Vipers a first class team in Uganda.
“We are delighted to have appointed Charles Masembe. This is a role we have been keen to introduce into the structure for some time, and it has been in our strategic plan,” Mulindwa told Vipers SC website.
He added, “We unveil Masembe as one of the most experienced and exposed football administrators because our dream is big and we want people like him that can help us archive our vision of becoming the first class football club in Uganda and Africa.”
Masembe is tasked to ensure he creates a favourable environment at the club for the players, coaches, management and oversee youth structures with the responsibility of organising workshops and training for all staff.
“It is an honour and privilege to join Vipers SC, an institution with big dreams. I have always admired to give my contribution to institutions with dreams and I have landed well in a place where I can also be helpful,” Masembe noted.
He will act as a link between the technical staff and board of Directors hence mandated to provide technical advice to the coaching staff, give guidance for the club vision and sporting strategy.