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Vipers take on Al Merrick today in the CAF Champions League

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 5th December 2018 01:08 PM

Vipers who lost the first leg 2-1 last week in Khartoum but they just need a 1-0 victory to qualify for the first round.

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Vipers SC. File Photo

Vipers who lost the first leg 2-1 last week in Khartoum but they just need a 1-0 victory to qualify for the first round.

CAF Champions League

Preliminary round

Return leg

Wednesday , 4pm

Vipers v AI Merrick

Fees: sh10,000 (Ordinary) and sh30,000 (VIP)

Vipers captain Taddeo Lwanga believes they have what it takes to eliminate Sudan giants Al Merrick from the CAF Champions League.

Vipers take on Al Merrick in the return leg of the preliminary round at St Mary's stadium, Kitende Wednesday.

“We are prepared as players for the game on Wednesday because we know what is at stake and we would want to see ourselves progressing to the next step. We may have lost the first leg, but this time round we shall be at home and hoping to make home advantage count,"stated  Lwanga.

Vipers who lost the first leg 2-1 last week in Khartoum but they just need a 1-0 victory to qualify for the first round.

The Kitende based side are making their third appearance on continent although the best they have done is to qualify for to the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup which they did last year.

A decent result for Vipers after both legs will see them qualify to the final round (first round) to take on either CS Constantine from Algeria or Gambian Gamtel  FC as they seek to become the second Ugandan club to qualify for the group stages after KCCA.

A minimum of $550,000 (sh2bn) cash prize awaits Vipers should they go past the two rounds of qualification and make it to the CAF Champions League group stages.

The cash on offer from oil giant Total has the winning team bagging $2.25m (sh8.4bn), runner-up $1.25m (sh4.7bn).

Losing semi-finalists are assured of $875,000 (sh3.3bn), quarter-finalist $675,000 (sh2.5bn) while the third and fourth placed teams in the group will each get $550,00 (sh2bn).

KCCA who are the other Ugandan representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup will play either Tanzanian side Mtibwa Sugar or Northern Dynamo from Seychelles in the first round after receiving a bye.

 

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