Vipers' skipper Nicholas Wadada (R) and Brian Kakaire (L) during a league game against Express at Nakivubo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
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CAF referees’ department named the officials who will handle the Confederation Cup first round ties between Uganda’s Vipers SC and South Africa’s Platinum Stars.

Referees from Lesotho will handle the first leg in Uganda (whose venue is yet to be confirmed) while referees from Swaziland will handle the second leg at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in South Africa on the 18th February 2017.

Vipers ejected Comoros side Volcan Club Moroni in the preliminary round on away goals rules following a 1-1 draw in Comoros. The first leg had ended 0-0 t Namboole.

1st Leg Referees:

Center referee: William Osiase Koto

1st Assistant: Moabi Canisius Makara

2nd Assistant: Mapoho Mapoho

Match Commissioner: Bestor Kalombo (Malawi)

2nd Leg Referees:

Center referee:Mbongiseni Elliot Fakudze

1st Assistant: Gcina Sam Mamba

2nd Assistant: Sifiso Nxumalo

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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