“All of you must work extra hard this time around."
AZAM UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE
Vipers SC president Lawrence Mulindwa has demanded focus and determination from the players and technical team ahead of the 2017/2018 season that is scheduled to start next month.
Mulindwa made the remarks at the club’s season opening meeting which took place at the Serena Lake View Hotel in Kigo along Entebbe road.
“All of you must work extra hard this time around. The demands of Vipers are very huge and everyone must work towards helping the club succeed," said the former FUFA president.
Vipers didn’t walk away with any silverware after finishing third last season in the Azam Uganda Premier League and they were also eliminated in the quarterfinal of the Uganda Cup by Paidha Black Angels.
Mulindwa also attributed the poor performance of last season to lack of commitment.
“Some of you still play football for pleasure, forgetting it’s a job that you must take seriously. A lot of work is expected from both the players and technical team and everything has been availed to make this dream come true.
"Vipers will not tolerate and accommodate anybody who is not ready to win. We are going to compete and not to participate. That is our target,” added Mulindwa.
Vipers headcoach Jorge Miguel Da Costa, who has just returned from a one-month holiday in Portugal, was also part of the meeting.