Vipers interim coach Richard Wassa (C) speaking at a pre-match press conference flanked by Erisa Sekisambu (L) and Nicholas Wadada. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

CAF Confederation Cup (2nd Leg):

  • Saturday, 18th March 2017
  • Platinum Stars Vs Vipers (Vipers lead on aggregate 1-0)
  • At Royal Bafokeng Stadium – Rustenberg, South Africa
[/media-credit] Vipers’ skipper Nicholas Wadada (R) and Brian Kakaire (L) during a league game against Express at Nakivubo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Vipers Sports Club captain, Nico Wakiro Wadada has five special and strong attributes in life.

He is fear-less, diligent, charismatic, a team leader and down to earth both on and off the field of play.

For a long epoch now, Wadada has passionately served the national team and captained Vipers Sports Club through a series of games.

He remains optimistic his side will progress to the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Addressing journalists at a press briefing held at the St Mary’s stadium press center in Kitende on Thursday, Wadada was as open minded and sincere about their chances.

We shall go by the demands of the game.

You can not say we shall defend for 90 minutes, we have to attack too.

A flying Nico Wakiro Wadada in action on his traditional right flank for the Uganda Cranes at Namboole stadium

Inspiration:

Wadada draws inspiration from their Portugese coach, Miguel Da Costa who has encouraged them at all front lines.

Our coach recently said we are the best players in the world.

Yes. We are. Even if it means defending Messi, we can do or even attacking the best defence, we have the ability.

Wadada was at his normal best form in the first leg with timely blocks and lung bursting runs down the right flank.

In fact, he assisted the lone strike on the day with a pin point delivery from the right that was headed home by a well stationed and totally unmarked Milton Karisa.

The return leg will be played under the Royal Bafokeng Stadium flood lights in Rustenberg on Saturday.

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

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