The Venoms were crowned the 2019/2020 Ugandan Premier League (UPL) champions meaning that they will represent Uganda in Caf Champions League.
Vipers have been very active in the transfer window and have now appointed Njuba to take over the void left by his namesake Peter Lwanga.
Lwanga was relieved of his duties three months ago and the club has been searching for a replacement with almost 85 applicants applying for the vacant role.
Who is Simon Peter Njuba?
Simon Peter Njuba had previously worked for Vipers SC as the Transfer Match System (TMS) manager.
He will work on a two-year contract and will be tasked with providing proper management and direction to the club will take part in the Caf Champions League.
After his appointment, Njuba said promised to take Vipers to the next level as far as Caf Champions group stages are concerned.
“I have some good experience in football. I have also dealt with the federation before so it will not be hard for me to manage this job,” Njuba said before adding.
“I will make sure I fulfil the obligations of the club,” he added.
“I am very humbled to work with champions and I am coming with a champion’s mentality.
I also know the job comes with the pressure to deliver but I am prepared for the task at hand to ensure Vipers stay at the top; both sporting and management wise,” he noted.
Simon Peter Njuba was the best candidate
According to Vipers Legal Director and Executive member Alex Luganda, Njuba was picked from a pool of 85 applicants.
The selection for the most important job at the Venoms was thoroughly and ethically done through a Human Resource firm whose final shortlist comprised of six names.
“It was a very competitive race,” Luganda was quoted by club’s official website.
“The firm confirmed to us the best candidate that will take us forward is Simon Peter Njuba. Our job now is to make sure we give him the necessary support,” he noted.
In the transfer market, Vipers have already signed three in Ibrahim Orit from, Jamil Kalisa and left-back Disan Galiwango.
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