Wafula Dropped As Vipers Reveal Squad For Sfaxien Return Leg

SC Vipers have omitted Noah Wafula from the list of 17 players that will conquer CS Sfaxien in the return leg of the CAF Confederation Cup playoff round.

The pacy forward’s performance has received negative criticism from both the fans and media, and the decision to be dropped, does not come as a shock to many. It was inevitable.

Much was expected from Wafula when he joined the club from Kakamega Home Boys. The forward, an instrumental player in Kenya’s 2013 CECAFA Challenge Cup winning team, has failed to live to the billing.

Coach Nam Michael Ouma (left) and Assistant Edward Golola were not convinced by Wafula’s efforts. Vipers

Replacing (indirectly) him in the squad is Steven Mukwala, who will be making his first continental trip with the club.

Yayo Lutimba is suspended after picking his second yellow card, as Joseph Janjali, Davis Kasirye and Rahmat Ssenfuka have not made it to the 17 man squad as well.

Halid Lwaliwa makes the squad after limping off in the club’s last engagement, a 4-0 Uganda Cup win against Kansai Planscon.

The team is set to leave on Friday, 4:55 AM aboard Turkish Airlines, confirmed a statement on the Club’s official website.

The crunch tie is on Sunday at Sfaxien’s Stade Taieb Mhiri.

SC Vipers who drew 0-0 at home, will need at least a goal draw to eliminate the Tunisian giants. If it comes to pass, the club will storm the group stages for the first time in their history.

Sfaxien had earlier eliminated Green Buffaloes, while Vipers dropped from the CAF Champions League qualifiers after falling to CS Constantine.

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Ndugwa (left) will be looking to make a mark after bagging a brace in Uganda Cup. Vipers

The Players

Fabien Mutombola, Ochan Derrick

Mulondo Livingstone, Asiku Bashir, Madoi Aggrey, Wasswa Geofrey, Lwaliwa Halid, Kiyemba Ibrahim.

Tadeo Lwanga, Nkuubi Brian, Masiko Tom, Waiswa Moses, Sseninde Duncan.

Tito Okello, Serunkuuma Dan, Mukwala Steven, Ndugwa Abraham.