Vipers Off To Tanzania For CAF Champions League

Uganda startimes premier league champions and representatives at the Caf champion’s league Vipers sports club are off to Dar as salaam, Tanzania for the return leg.

Uganda’s Vipers who lost their home match against Simba in the outskirts of Kampala in the East African derby in group C by 1-0 at St Mary’s stadium-Kitende meet again tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Benjamin Mkapa stadium at 7pm with the main aim of collecting three points.

It should be remembered that Defender Hennock Inonga scored the winner for Simba in the first half in the 20th minute running on the blind side of a defender to boot the ball home at the back post after Moses Phiri had nodded a cross into his direction.

According to Information released on the clubs website, Murushid Juuko and Bright Anukani are two notable absences from Vipers’ travelling squad for Simba Sports Club.

Neither player trained for a week now and are not on the plane to Tanzania.

Anukani misses out after contracting malaria earlier this week while Juuko is nursing an ankle injury he suffered during their Uganda Premier League game against Wakiso Giants FC. 

Marvin Joseph Youngman and Dissan Galiwango also stayed behind in Kitende while Karim Ndugwa is cup tied. 

However, Nigerian Abubakar Lawal and youngster Enock Luyima are among the 20-man squad bound for Dar es Salaam.

Team Captain Milton Karisa who suffered a hamstring injury in their game against Simba SC is part of the travelling contingent just to morale boost his lads. 

The Venoms’ departed Entebbe International Airport today (Monday) morning (8am) aboard Uganda Airlines.

VIPERS TRAVELLING SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Alfred Mudekereza and Fabien Mutombora. 

Defenders: Livingstone Mulondo, Hilary Mukundane, Isa Mubiru, Ashraf Mandela, Bashir Asiku and Enock Luyima.

Midfielders: Abdu Lumala, Siraje Sentamu, Olivier Osomba, Robert Serge Mwenge, Abdu Karim Watambala, Najib Yiga and Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye. 

Forwards: Ibrahim Orit, Martin Kizza, Yunus Sentamu, Abubakar Lawal and Israel Desire Tety. 

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