Franklin Kaweru | Kawowo Sports Dan Sserunkuma (middle) against El Merrikeh at the earlier stage of the CAF Champions League. PHOTO: JOHN BATANUDDE

CAF Confederation Cup (1st Leg, Play off) | Saturday, 12th January 2019

  • Vipers (Uganda) vs CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) – 4 PM, St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

It is the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup play off between Vipers and Tunisian side, CS Sfaxien at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Vipers’ lead striker Dan ‘Muzeyi’ Sserunkuma is hopeful they will work for the desired results home and away with a dream of playing at the group stages of the competition.

Our job is to win the game at home. I believe we are ready and not intimidated at all. This is the time we have to give our best. We don’t need to be under any pressure if we are to achieve our target.
The new coach has come up with a new style of play which I believe will help us succeed. Teams from Arabic speaking countries are good at time wasting, but we know how to deal with them

Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma

Vipers were eliminated from the CAF Champions League after falling 3-0 on aggregate to Algeria’s CS Constantine before being relegated to the CAF Confederation Cup.

The venoms had lost 1-0 and 2-0 in Algiers and respectively to bow out under former coach, Javier Martinez Espinoza from Mexico.

Against CS Sfaxien, Vipers has a new technical team of Kenya’s Michael ‘Nam’ Ouma and the returning Edward Golola who has previously served at the club.

Missing Players:

Vipers will miss goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya, right back Fred Okot and left back Aggrey Madoi through injury.

New signing Innocent Wafula has not been cleared by the continental governing body, CAF.

The Tunisians who are accommodated at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe trained at St Mary’s Stadium on Friday during their last training session.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Some of the CS Sfaxien players at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe as they walked to the team bus for the last training: PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Vipers Probable Line Up:

Fabien Mutombo (G.K), Ibrahim Kiyemba, Yayo Kato Lutimba, Livingstone Mulondo, Halid Lwaliwa, Geofrey Wasswa, Tadeo Lwanga (Captain), Tito Okello, Moses Waiswa, Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma, Abraham Ndugwa

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