The South Sudanese defender has signed a four-year contract with the Kitende based side.
He becomes the latest player for the neighbouring country to join the Venoms.
The deal was completed after Dhata got his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) from the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA).
He joins David Bagoole, Ibrahim Orit, Disan Galiwango and Jamil Kalisa as the new players at the league champions.
Joseph Dhata to shine for Vipers
Vipers SC is confident that the new signing Dhata has whatever it takes to shine at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende.
“The new signing who has been training with us since last season possesses several exciting attributes.”
“These include good crosses, acceleration, dribbling, tackling, stamina and excellent game reading.”
“That make him exceptional and the right piece to complete Vipers puzzle,” Vipers SC said in the statement.
Dhata was Buddo Secondary School’s captain last year and had won the National Post Primary Championship and East Africa Secondary Schools football tournaments in the previous year.
“Dhata is expected to give Paul Willa competition at the right-back position.”
“His arrival also gives coach Fred Kajoba depth and strength in the defensive department,” the statement further said.
Joseph Dhata happy to sign for Vipers
After putting pen on paper, Dhata couldn’t hide his excitement as he said that he is happy to join the winning side.
“I am very happy about this day as it has offered me a new step forward,” Dhata said.
“The important thing is to grab this chance and use it wisely to build my career and also help my team to win games and silverware.”
“I am at home. All my friends are here and so everything is well. However, I know what is expected of me.”
“The competition for numbers at Vipers is what motivates me more,” he added.
Dhata’s arrival means Vipers now have three South Sudanese internationals as the other two are Ahmed Amayo and Rashid Toha.