Official: Star-striker Erick Kambale joins Vipers

Erck Kambale putting pen to paper at Vipers|VIPER S SC IMAGE

FOOTBALL Official: Star-striker Erick Kambale joins Vipers

Allan Damba 14:53 - 23.09.2023

Six-time Uganda Premier League champions Vipers SC have signed hugely potent striker Erick Kenzo Kambale.

The Congolese born forward has been unveiled as the latest Venom on a two-year contract.

He has become the latest and final blockbuster signing in just days after the club unveiled playmaker Allan Okello on Thursday.

Kambale joins in as a direct replacement for Brazilian forward Giancarlo Lopez Rodriguez, who left the club barely two months after his unveiling.

Kambale feels he has unfinished business in Uganda, having departed Express FC after the 2021/22 campaign.

Kambale and head coach Leo Neiva at the uformer's unveiling|VIPERS IMAGE

He left the country for Sudan's El-Merrikh after netting 33 goals across four seasons, where he clinched the UPL and the CECAFA Kagame Cup titles.

At El-Merrikh, Kambale, now a free agent, needed to realize his full potential as he had limited playing time.

The club axed him from their 2023/24 squad and looked to seal a deal to Egypt's Cleopatra Ceramica, before it fell through over unknown reasons.

At Vipers, he will become the eighth signing of the window after Grant Matsiko, Richard Matovu, David Bagoole, Patrick Mbowa, Mohamed Salem Ekbad, Fumador Asiwome and Allan Okello.