Vipers team

Vipers SC prepare for the return leg of the CAF Champions League tie against Al Merrikh of Sudan on Wednesday at St Mary`s Stadium ,Kitende.

The venoms lost 2-1 away in Khartoum in the first leg and will be targeting to eliminate their Sudanese opponents to advance to the first round of the champions league group qualifiers.

Striker Dan Muzeeyi Sserunkuma came off the bench and scored the vital goal in the final moments of the game. Madina Bakri and Ibrahim Altag were on target for Merreikh.

The Uganda Premier League champions will need to win by at least 1-0 to qualify on away goals rule while a similar result like the one in Sudan will take the game to shootouts.

Both Davis Kasirye and Steven Mukwala return from injuries but the Burundian goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora is still sidelined. The rest of the squad is available for selection.

Al Merriekh team arrived in Uganda over the weekend and trained on St. Mary’s stadium Monday and will conduct their final training on Tuesday afternoon.

This is Vipers SC first time to participate in the CAF Champions League after taking part in the CAF Confederations Cup in 2016 when they were eliminated by Enyimba of Nigeria and in 2017 eliminated in the second round by Platinum Stars of South Africa 3-2 on aggregate.

The center Referee will be Abdoul Karim Twagiramukiza, his assistants will be Dieudonne Mutuyimana and Honore Simba, all from Rwanda. The Match Commissioner will be Ali Mzee Zam from Zanzibar.

Tickets for the match will be sold at the stadium, where the VIP will pay thirty thousand and ordinary or open stands will go for ten thousand Uganda shillings

The victors of the fixture will face either Algerian side CS Constantine or GAMTEL from Gambia in the next round of the champions league group stage qualifiers.

The winners of the next round of the qualification round will be a total of 15 clubs that will join CAF Champions League Winner (Season 2018) in the group matches of the 2018-2019 season.