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Vipers SC must beat Merreikh

Vipers SC only need a 1-0 scoreline to knock out Sudan’s El-Merreikh, and continue on with their dream of making it into the Caf Champions League group stages. Vipers lost 1-2 to Merreikh in the first leg match last week in Khartoum.

Vipers’ skipper Taddeo Lwanga believes they are ready to deliver a 2-0 victory.

“I do not think we have been anymore united than we are now. We are motivated and very confident, since we are playing at home,” Lwanga said.

However, El-Merreikh have had a record of doing well against Ugandan teams in Kampala. In 2014, KCCA beat El-Merreikh 2-0 in Khartoum, only to lose 1-2 at home.

Before then, SC Villa faced El-Merreikh in February 2002 and lost the first leg 1-2. The second leg at Namboole ended two-all. Despite that good history El-Merreikh have, Lwanga says they are unfazed by the occasion.

“We scored a precious away goal, which we are confident to build on,” Lwanga said.

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