By Thomas Odongo
Uganda Premier League defending champions Vipers Sports Club on Monday appointed Mexican coach Javier Martinez Espinosa as their new gaffer.
The development comes barely a month after Vipers axed league-winning coach Miguel Da Costa who has since then joined Botswana’s Galaxy FC.
Martinez was unveiled at the club stadium St Mary's turf and he penned down a two year contract.
Vipers are reportedly in a restructuring process and the appointment of a Mexican coach is part of it as they look forward to the new domestic league season plus the CAF Champions League.
Martinez expressed delight in his new role and has vowed to introduce fun entertaining football that will also yield into trophies.
''I am very happy for this offer and I want to approach games smartly. I will always work hard to win back the ball quickly. Ugandan players are very strong and can play the physical game too,'' Martinez noted.
Above all, Martinez assured Vipers custodians that he will guide the team to greater heights during the CAF Champions League.
Martinez also coached Juventus FC of Nicaragua and brings in wealth of experience to the Vipers side who are aiming at transition towards modern football.
Vipers Club Director, Dr Lawrence Mulindwa revealed that the club is aiming at continental conquest and will use any weapons at his disposal to achieve their aims.
"You cannot win the league and think that you have achieved a lot. We have bigger goals and we intend to achieve them,'' Mulindwa noted.
Mulindwa also revealed that the arrival of the Mexican tactician is symbolic in a way that it represents the rebirth of the club.