Vipers SC have appointed Charles Masembe as their Sporting Director.
Masembe, a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has been tasked to ensure he creates a favourable environment at the club for the players, coaches, management and oversee youth structures with the responsibility of organising workshops and training for all staff.
His other major role will be as a link between the technical staff and board of Directors. He will be mandated to provide technical advice to the coaching staff, give guidance for the club vision and sporting strategy, the Club announced on Wednesday.
Masembe is not a novice at in the Ugandan game, having played, coached, and officiated as a Fifa certified referee at an international level.
Commenting on the appointment, Club President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa told the official club website,
“We are delighted to have appointed Charles Masembe. This is a role we have been keen to introduce into the structure for some time, and it has been in our strategic plan.”
The Sporting Director will also be charged with ensuring the successful delivery of the agreed aims, objectives and outcomes of the 1st team within the strategic football development plan.
Mulindwa added, “We unveil Masembe as one of the most experienced and exposed football administrators because our dream is big and we want people like him that can help us archive our vision of becoming the first class football club in Uganda and Africa”
Masembe said, “It is an honour and privilege to join Vipers SC, an institution with big dreams. I have always admired to give my contribution to institutions with dreams and I have landed well in a place where I can also be helpful.”
At such a challenging time, the club looks forward to Masembe commencing his role, helping to drive continual improvement in the football operation by ensuring that it is implementing best practice, to enhance the overall performance of the club.