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Vipers beef up technical team with another Brazilian

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David GOMBE

Vipers SC have beefed up their technical staff with Brazilian-cum-Portuguese coach Jose Esdras Costa Lopez.

Lopez has joined the Kitende based side as an assistant coach on a two-year employment contract.

He joins his compatriot current Vipers head coach Leonardo Martins Neiva alias Leo Neiva at Kitende.

The other assistant coaches at the six time Uganda Premier league champions are Richard Wasswa, Richard Bakabulindi Kasule, Ibrahim Mugisha and Democratic Republic of Congo native Lukusa Kayembe Raoul.

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Meanwhile, Lopez boasts enviable coaching experience that dates back to the late 1980s as head coach of Sao Cristovao Futebol e Regatas in Brazil (1987-1990).

He has had coaching stints at SC Rucife, Fluminense FC, America FC, Goias SC, SC Bahia, Caldense SC, Mogi Mirim ES, Verdy Kawzaki in Japan, Al Wasl Club in UAE, Al Saad in Qatar and Club Alianza Lima in Peru.

Lopez also managed at Uberaba SC, Botafogo Football de Regatas, Sharja SC (UAE), Gremio Esportivo Juventus, Al Shabab Al Arabi (UAE), Al Garaga in Qatar, Al Shorta in Iraq and Muharraq SC in Bahrain.

Vipers SC have garnered seven points in their opening three league games will next face SC Villa on Friday, 20th October under the floodlights of Kitende.

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