Former Cranes and Egypt-based Pyramids FC player, Abdu Lumala, wants to help his new club Vipers SC to reach the CAF Champions League group stage next season.
Vipers, who won the StarTimes Uganda Premier League title last season, are set to represent the country on the continent in the CAF Champions League that kicks off in September.
And Lumala, who signed a three-year deal with Vipers on July 15, stated: “My target is to help my team reach the CAF Champions League group stages.”
It is worth noting that Vipers have never gone past the preliminary stage of the CAF Champions League, which is Africa’s most prestigious inter-clubs competition. The Kitende-based side has played three times in the competition and failed to go past the first hurdle on each occasion.
Lumala played at Vipers’ St. Mary’s stadium during his school and academy days before he joined paid ranks in Europe in 2015. While in Europe, he played for Swedish clubs such as Mjallby AIF, Kalmer FF, Varbergs BoIS, Helsingborgs IF and IFK Vernamo between 2015 and 2018.
In 2019, he signed up for Egyptian side, Pyramids FC, after his impressive show with the Cranes in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Finals that were hosted by Egypt.