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KCCA to play AS-KIGALI in CAF as VIPERS faces early exit in CAF champions league!

KCCA was selected to represent Uganda at the CAF Confederations Cup this season after the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced and led to the stop of football in Uganda for a while which included the Uganda Cup where we the get the club to represent the country in the CAF Confederations Cup so, KCCA was selected by FUFA as the club to take part in the competition on behalf of Uganda on unknown basis.

The 2018/19 Startimes Uganda Premier League champions are going to face the Rwanda Premier League side AS Kigali in the first round of the confederations cup after the Rwandan side eliminated Orapa United from Botswana on away goals rule having lost 2-1 in the first leg and winning the secondtie 1-0 at Nyamirambo with a goal from the Nigerian Abubaker Lawal in the second half. The 13-time Ugandan Champions will play their first tie in December 22/23 before hosting the return game in January 2021’s first week.

On the other side, the Kitende based Vipers SC was knocked out of the CAF Champions League at the Blue Jewel Stadium in Khartoum following a 1-0 defeat to make it 2-0 on aggregate for the Sudanese club after they had grabbed a win at the ST. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende through that Weeled strike a week ago.

On the day, the Ugandan Champions missed key players like Hallid Lwaliwa and Karim Watambala among others that led to debuts for Rashid Toha and Aziz Kayondo in the CAF Champions League as we also was Bashir Asiku at the back and an attacking front of Dan Sserunkuma and Ceaser Manzoki with the right and left wing having Ibrahim Orit and Disan Galiwango on them respectively.

Vipers had a number of chances in the first half falling to Sserunkuma and Manzoki who didn’t capitalize on them after Al Hilal‘s poor defending but as the game dragged on to the second half, Al Dhahi got a chance and settled the game after capitalizing on Jamil Kalisa’s back pass and from there the Venoms didn’t recover while the Sudanese side qualified for the pre-group stages where they face Asante Kotoko and Nouadhibou.

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Mugalu Jeremiah

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