The CECAFA Kagame club cup returns this year in Tanzania after a two-year break.
Twenty players have been named by Miguel Da Costa to travel to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and take part in the upcoming regional club cup championship.
First choice goalkeeper Ismail Watenga misses out with striker Erisa Ssekisambu who is linked with a move to Kenya’s Gor Mahia.
The Venoms are in Group A and will open their campaign on Friday against Zanzibar’s JKU FC.
The CECAFA Club Cup is a football club tournament organised by CECAFA. It has been known as the Kagame Interclub Cup since 2002, when Rwandan President Paul Kagame began sponsoring the competition.
Azam FC from Kenya are the defending champions after they defeated Gor Mahia 2-0 while Simba from Tanzania are the record holders of the competition winning it six times.
The last time a Ugandan team won the championship was back in 2005, Police FC under Sam Timbe by defeating Moro United 2-1 in the final.
Djibouti was the initial host but it is believed the tournament’s broadcast partner Azam TV influenced the change for security reasons.
The competition will be played from 30th June to 14th July, 2018.
SC Vipers fixtures:
29th, June: Vipers Vs JKU FC
1st, July: Vipers Vs Azam FC
4th, July: Vipers Vs Kator FC
Group A: Azam FC (Tanzania), Vipers SC (Uganda), JKU FC (Zanzibar), Kator FC (South Sudan)
Group B: Rayon Sport (Rwanda), Gor Mahia (Kenya), Lydia Ludic (Burundi), Ports FC (Djibouti))
Group C: Singida FC (Tanzania), APR FC (Rwanda), Simba SC (Tanzania), Dakadaha (Somalia)