Caf CC: Vipers Targeting Victory in Comoros

Vipers SC striker Milutin Kalisa battles with a Volcani De Comoros defender during the first leg

Vipers enter their second part of the Preliminary round in the Caf Confederations Cup against Volcano club on Saturday at the Stade Moroni.

Under coach Richard Waswa and Edward Golola, generic the team will seek to emulate their local cup predecessors, SC Villa who cruised through the same stage with ease and lost in the second round.

This is Vipers first ever appearance in this competition. They carry a 0-0 draw from the first leg in Kampala.

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“We have done lots of homework, polishing and tied up the loose ends,” coach Richard Waswa noted ahead of the do or die clash.

“We have to create and convert our chances into goals and defend well, that is our main purpose here.”

Volcano Club De Moroni, just like Vipers, have won the local league twice in their existence and four Comoros cups but it’s not until 2015 and 2016 that they participated in the continental games.

The Comoros club lost 5-0 to Angolan club Petro de Luanda in the 2015 preliminary rounds with 4-0 away and 1-0 at home. They lost 1-0 Kaiser Chiefs lamidfield midfieldrst leg and dished out a walkover in the second. That means the team has failed to score a goal in five continental appearances.

How will Vipers lineup?

Ismail Watenga is expected to maintain his position in between the posts.

Captain Nicholas Wadada and Aggrey Madoi do the business in the respective wing back spots as Halid Lwaliwa partners shafiq Bakaki at the heart of defense.

Deus Bukenya is likely to maintain his place in the midfield as Moses Waiswa and Keziron Kizito complement the attack.

Tony Odur, Sekisambu and Kalisa could all make a start as the coach is looking for an attacking formula.


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