Uganda Premier League reigning champions Vipers Sports Club have sacked their Portuguese head coach Jorge Miguel da Costa.
“The Vipers SC management has today, the 17th July 2018 relieved its head coach Miguel Jorge Da Costa of his duties,” the club revealed.
“This is part of Vipers restructuring process and preparation for the CAF club competitions and upcoming Uganda Premier League season.”
Da Costa guided the Venoms to their third league title last season and to the finals of the 2018 Uganda Cup in which they lost by 1-0 to rivals KCCA Football Club.
The Portuguese gaffer was appointed on 7th March 2017 to lead the Kitende based club.
“Vipers SC would like to thank Coach Da Costa for his commitment and service to the club and wishes him success in his career advancement going forward,” the club further stated.
Da Costa’s sacking comes shortly after the club was ejected out of the 2018 CECAFA Kagame Club championship in Tanzania by Kenya’s Gor Mahia in a 2-1 defeat.
Vipers have also noted that the club will soon announce a new head coach.
“A new coach will be announced soon...”