We of course all know it that these two clubs have so far, this season, performed better than the rest in the country, both in Uganda Premier League and the now exciting Uganda Cup.
Despite being among serious Uganda Premier League title contenders, URA has this season been thumped by on form Express Football Club three times. The other day they (URA Football Club) were eliminated from Uganda Cup by Express FC.
Recently Moses Magogo underrated the Vipers CEO, Simon Peter Njuba, and instead heaped praises on the Express CEO Isaac Mwesigwa, in a long social media post.
Magogo described Mwesigwa as the only empowered CEO in the on the ongoing Uganda Premier League. It is not true.
It is a well-known fact that Lawrence Mulindwa, the founder and current chairman of Vipers Sports Club, rarely makes full supervision at Vipers at Kitende. Kiryowa Kiwanuka is extremely hands on. My contacts stationed at Wankulukuku, and near Isaac Mwesigwa, the Express CEO, have intimated to me that Counsel Kiryowa Kiwanuka calls Mwesigwa almost on a daily basis giving him instructions and suggesting ideas to him.
Lawrence Mulindwa is an educationist who spends the majority of his working time following and seeing what is unfolding at his mega school located a stone’s throw from St. Mary’s stadium.
Mulindwa rarely calls, to lecture the CEO at the club he owns. Mwesigwa on the other hand has got his hands tied on several occasions especially when Express, the oldest club in Uganda, is not performing to the chairman’s expectations.
Isaac Mwesigwa is not as empowered as Magogo the other day put it. Magogo is seeking FUFA presidency again. It is believed by my close contact near Mengo that Magogo made the comments he made on social media recently to please Mwesigwa, who is controversial, and the fans at the club.
It is the reason why the noise made by people in the Football sector when Mike Mutyaba was walloped by FUFA guards never lasted.
You cannot seek for the third term and succeed if you are at loggerheads with Express management and fans. Magogo is an Express darling now. He took the advice given to him by those knowing a lot about Football administration in Africa. A famous Football club is untouchable. Magogo was convinced. He listened.
Magogo’s initial intention, immediately he was elected in 2013, was to weaken VEK clubs. He has dropped that thinking. He is likely to become FUFA president again, come August this year.
Express bloggers on social media had already fallen in love with Moses Magogo when he ordered for the clobbering of Mike Mutyaba at FUFA house in Mengo. They (Express bloggers and followers) made limited noise to condemn what Magogo’s FUFA did to former KCCA FC and Cranes superstar Mike Mutyaba.
The Vipers CEO is far better than the overrated Isaac Mwesigwa. All football writers and reporters know it that Mwesigwa is the most arrogant Football administrator among the most active ones, managing Uganda Premier League Clubs.
Mwesigwa has chased many fans from his Kamwokya based office where he and the entire Express think tank sit on a daily basis to think for the oldest Football Club in Uganda.
The Vipers CEO has called me on several occasions. We usually use each other’s important time discussing Football issues happening in the country. He is an extremely agreeable man who never gets tired of talking to those interested in wanting to know why Vipers is the only Football Club in Uganda with a modern stadium, with even capacity to host FIFA supervised matches.
Njuba works under one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Uganda, Lawrence Mulindwa. Simon Peter Njuba respects journalists unlike the one at Wankulukuku. Mwesigwa can listen for hours to pundits talking to him but, he is highly short tempered.
Young children who are interested in following local Football last season accessed St Mary’s Kitende Stadium before being told to stand at the main gate for hours. Njuba, then behind the scenes, was the invisible hand behind this. Express FC managers see no value in young children.
Njuba swears that immediately fans are allowed to access stadiums once again, children will be among his priorities. He will make them feel at home when inside the glittering facility at Kitende.
If I was Magogo, I would praise the Vipers CEO other than Isaac Mwesigwa. The Vipers CEO is extremely down to earth.
He often cautions motor mouths in busy newsrooms against mentioning his names in the articles they write when comparing him with others in the same caliber with him.
That is the nature of the man seeing to it that Vipers becomes the real Sports Club that its founder Lawrence dreamt about when founding it.
Njuba is a learned youthful administrator. He values young Footballers more than any other CEO in Uganda Premier League today.
He went to Mugwanya Preparatory School in Kabojja, Namilyango College and St. Mary’s Secondary School-Kitende, where English is a priority, but he (Simon Peter Njuba) handles the common man more carefully than those who boast of knowing more about the poor man dwelling in congested slums near Kitende and Kampala district. He never brags about his achievements. Njuba is better Isaac Mwesigwa.
Soon Vipers will replace a certain club, to alter the meaning of the abbreviation VEK. He is extremely an organized and focused man. Vipers are a club with a bright future.
You will soon begin seeing ardent Football fans following that team (Vipers) wherever it will be. These fans are among the already frustrated, disrespected, and tired people at Express, KCCA and Villa. They will cross to Kitende. Time is coming.
Simon Peter Njuba knows Football players better Isaac Mwesigwa. He even foregoes sleep and food, to make sure Vipers players are happy and motivated. No wonder in his early thirties, he is rubbing shoulders with Lawrence Mulindwa, the only true Sports man in Uganda.
It will not surprise me if Vipers wins Uganda Premier League and Uganda Cup trophies this season. Vipers Sports Club managers are extraordinary.