Vipers bank on Volcan de Moroni poor continental home record | CAF CC

Saturday February 18, 2017

CAF Confederation Cup Preliminary round 2nd leg

Club Volcan de Moroni (Comoros) Vs Vipers SC (Uganda) – Stade de Moroni @ 3:00pm

  • [The game is goalless from the first leg]
© Kawowo Sports / AMINAH BABIRYE
Vipers’ Milton Kariisa missed some good chances against the opponents. He is expected to start in the second leg

Vipers take on Comoros’ Volcan de Moroni in the decisive leg of the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round in Moroni targeting a positive a result that will take them to the next round.

The two teams drew goalless at Namboole a week ago in what was arguably the most boring continental fixture in the Venom’s history.

For now, Richard Wasswa and his charges target at least a score draw to qualify on away goals rule and what gives the Ugandan side much hope is the bad history against the Comoros at home.

In their previous two continental home games at home, they have failed to score losing 1-0 to Petrol Du Luanda of Angola before being humiliated 4-0 by South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

But club president Mr Sahil Ibrahim is optimistic of a change in fortunes against Vipers and believes the draw in the first leg gives his side hope of upsetting the Ugandan side.

“We are ready for the encounter,” he is quoted on the Vipers official website. “And based on the result and approach we adopted in Kampala plus the preparations we’ve done the previous week we are very positive,” he added.

Vipers is no doubt a very strong side but we are now home and we must ensure we use our home advantage and proceed to the next level.

Meanwhile, Wasswa says he has done enough homework following a disappointing result at home and says all errors made in the first leg have been worked on.

We have done lots of homework, polishing and tied up the loose ends. We have to create and convert our chances into goals and defend well, that is our main purpose here.

The victor here will progress to the next round where they will meet either Platinum Stars of South Africa or Mozambique’s Uniao do Songo.

Vipers Probable XI: Ismail Watenga (GK), Nicholas Wadada ©, Dan Birikwalira, Shafik Bakaki, Halid Lwaliwa, Deus Bukenya, Moses Waiswa, Keziron Kizito, Milton Karisa, Tony Odur and Erisa Ssekisambu.