Vipers have continued to strengthen ahead of a campaign they want to qualify for the Caf Champions League by adding Lumala Abdu and Ashraf Mandela to their squad.
The duo was unveiled on Friday to bring the tally of new signings at the club to six so far.
Both are former students of St. Mary’s Kitende, a school that works as a feeder team for the Uganda Premier League Champions.
“I am happy to be back home,” said Mandela who joins the club from URA.
Welcome back, @mandela_ashraf ❤️
— 𝐔𝐏𝐋 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝟓 (@VipersSC) July 15, 2022
“I left as a boy and I come back here as a man and ready to compete and give my best.”
Mandela, one of the rated right backs in the league left Vipers in 2018 and has since featured for SC Villa and URA.
Lumala who has never played in the UPL wants to help the club play in the Caf Champions League group stages.
Abdu Lumala will wear the No.2️⃣2️⃣ jersey from the start of the 2022/23 season 😜
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“My target is to help my team reach the CAF Champions League group stages, the league and all the competitions we are involved in,” he added.
Previously, Lumala has played for Mjallby AIF (2015), Kalmer FF (2016-2019), Varbergs BoIS (2017) Helsingborgs IF (2017), IFK Vernamo (2018), Syrianska FC (2019) and Pyramids (2019).
Vipers other signings are Isa Mubiru, Marvin Joseph Youngman, Alfred Macumu Mudekereza and Olivier Omadjondo Osomba.