Vipers SC coach Micheal Nam Ouma has named a strong team to face Club Sportiff Sfaxien of Tunisia in the Total CAF Confederation Cup play off return leg scheduled on Sunday 20th January, 2019 at the Tareb Mhiri stadium.
A 25 man delegation comprising of 17 players and 8 officials led by Fufa executive member Rogers Byamukama departs on Friday morning at 04:55am aboard Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul from where the team will connect to Tunis.
The playing staff led by captain Tadeo Lwanga includes two goalkeepers, five defenders, six midfielders plus four strikers who are duty bound to die a little for the club flag and the nation at large.
We Are Venoms: Each member of the Vipers squad that will make it to the Starting XI must die a little and put his body on the line for the club badge and nation at large.
Left back Yayo Lutimba misses the trip through suspension so is Bashir Sekagya who is still nursing an injury sustained while in Algeria against CS Constantine while Davis Kasirye, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Joseph Janjali and Noah Wafula despite making the last trip, have all been dropped.
On arrival in the Tunisian capital at 1:35pm tomorrow, the Venoms are scheduled to board a domestic flight to their final destination in Sfax town which is approximately 200kms from Tunis.
Vipers requires a win of any kind or a scoring draw to qualify for the group stages for the first time in the club history, the first leg played on Saturday ended in a goalless draw.
Tactical Nous: Vice captain Geoffrey Wasswa must bring defensive awareness to the fore like he did in the first leg.
An advance team is already in Sfax to prepare for the team’s arrival, hotel bookings and do all the necessary requirements ahead of the do or die engagement.
Steven Mukwala travels to play away for the first time after he failed to make the mark for El Merriekh and CS Constantine trips thus if fielded, the youthful striker wil l make his debut appearance for the club in the CAF inter club competition.
Fabien Mutombora despite starting at home last Saturday against the Tunisian side, travels with the Venoms for the first time as the shot stopper missed the last two away games through injury.
Tadeo Lwanga “Captain”
Waiswa Moses Ndhondi
Rogers Byamukama (LOD)
Michael Nam Ouma (Head Coach)
Edward Golola (Ass. Coach)
Moses Oloya (Goalkeeping Coach)
Nyakana Ram (strength/conditioning coach)
Kasagga Mathias (physiotherapist)
Kyobe Harunah (Club Director)
Njuba Simon Peter (official)
The team returns on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 8:00am to prepare for the two remaining Startimes Uganda premier league matches against Mbarara City and URA respectively.
Cc: Vipers Sports club