*Featured Image: Club President Mulindwa. Courtesy Photo
SC Vipers President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa has given his players words of motivation ahead of the CAF Confederation Cup game in Tunisia.
Vipers will on Sunday face CS Sfaxien with a place for the lucrative Confederation cup group stages at stake.
In his remarks before the players left for Tunis, Mulindwa as quoted by the club website, called on his army not to fear the opponents and try to do better than the first leg.
Vipers put up a good display in the first leg at Kitende, despite failing to score in a game they dominated proceedings – goalless draw.
During the first leg, you displayed a beautiful brand of football which had all the ingredients but goals.
It was entertaining, offensive and had everything you could expect from a good team. I urge you to build on that performance going forward.”
The defending league champions started their continental journey in CAF Champions league: They ousted El Merreikh on a away goals rule but couldn’t get past CS Constantine to slip to the secondary tournament.
After, the club sacked Coach Javier Martinez Espinoza and brought Kenya’s Michael Nam and Edward Golola, a decision that has paid off if we are to go with recent performances.
The duo have instilled life into the team whose dreams had started to crumble, and the team travelled to Tunisia with some confidence.
Respect the Tunisians because they will be at home but don’t dare fear them, it will be 11 against 11 with neutral referees therefore seize the opportunity to leave an indelible mark in the club history.
The club administration is proud of your good works irrespective of any result that you will bring from Sfax. Don’t lose hope, just remain focused for further assignments.”
Vipers will need to avoid defeat to have a chance of reaching the group stages: A goal draw or Vipers win will eliminate Sfaxien while a goalless result will necessitate extra time.