Vipers Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

CAF Confederation Cup (2nd Leg)

  • Saturday, 18th March 2017
  • Platinum Stars (South Africa) Vs Vipers (Uganda) | Agg: 0-1
  • At Royal Bafokeng Stadium
[/media-credit] Vipers SC Starting XI against Platinum Stars in 2017 CAF Confederations Cup at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende. All the players who started are traveling for the return leg Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Vipers head coach Jorge Miguel Duarte Da Costa has released the 18-man team to South Africa for the return leg of the CAF Confederation Cup against Platinum Stars on Saturday.

This was after the Thursday training session held at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Da Costa told the media that they are not heading to South Africa to defend since they are in quest of the maximum points.

Flanked by the Media Manager, Kenneth Muwanga alongside two players Milton Karisa and team captain Nico Wakiro Wadada, a confident Da Costa said;

Since I came here, my mission has been straight – to win and win. I will not go there (South Africa) to defend.

We need to attack and win the game so that we progress to the next level.

[/media-credit] Vipers coach Miguel Duarte Da Costa Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Tony Odur who came on the second half during the first leg has been left behind.

The other players left behind are Pius ‘Muzeei’ Wanji, Alfred Leku and Musa Esenu.

The team that departs Friday morning will join Wycliff Luyombya and Robert Sentongo who are already in South Africa to do advance preparations.

Vipers carry a slim 1-0 advantage coming from the first leg via Milton Karisa’s well taken goal in the first leg.


Goal keepers: Ismail Watenga, James Alitho

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Captain), Bashir Asiku, Aggrey Madoi, Dan Birikwalira, Shafik Bakaki, Halid Lwaliwa

Midfielders: Siraje Sentamu, Deus Bukenya, Moses Waiswa, Brian Nkuubi, Brian Kakaire, Mike Sserumaga, Keziron Kizito

Forwards: Erisa Ssekisambu, Milton Karisa, Francis Onekalit

Team Officials:

Technical: Jorge Miguel Da Costa (Head coach),Richard Wasswa (Assistant coach),Edward Golola (Assistant coach), Stephen Billy Kiggundu (Goalkeeping coach)

Team Doctor: Michael Lule

Leader of delegation: Samuel Mpiima

Technical Director: Harunah Kyobe

Club CEO: Peter Lwanga

Media Officer: Sandra Awori

Vipers Marketing Manager: Simon Ssekankya

Advance Party: Wycliff Luyombya and Robert Sentongo

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

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