African News 17.3.2017 10:21 pm

Vipers coach: We can win in South Africa

Cavin Johnson. Pic: Lee Warren/Gallo Images.

Cavin Johnson. Pic: Lee Warren/Gallo Images.

Vipers coach, Jorge Miguel Da Costa, insists his side has what it takes to win away in South Africa against Platinum Stars on Saturday in Rustenburg.

The two teams face-off in the return leg of the round of 16 in the Caf Confederation Cup 2017, with Da Costa’s team having a 1-0 advantage from the first leg.

“We have worked hard and should score more goals this time. We shall respect our opponents because they will be playing at home. But we shall follow our game plan that should see us win,” said Da Costa.

The good news for the Ugandans is that defender Aggrey Madoi who missed the first leg because of injury is part of the travelling team together with Brian Kakaire who could make his debut.

Milton Karisa, who scored the lone goal in the first leg, told CAFOnline.com before the team left for South Africa on Friday morning that he is eager to score more goals that will propel the team to the next level.

“It is always good to play at a continental level and we can only keep playing there by getting the results,” he added.

Despite having a slim advantage over their South African hosts, Vipers know that it will be a tall order playing away against a side that is struggling on the domestic front and their only hope of a silverware remains in the continental club championship.

Fixtures:

Friday:

Renaissance (DR Congo) vs MC Alger (Algeria) (0-2)

Saturday:

JS Kabylie (Algeria) vs Etoile du Congo (Congo) (0-0)
El Masry (Egypt) vs Djoliba Mali) (0-2)
Yong Sports (Cameroon) vs CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) (0-5)
Ittihad Tangier (Morocco) vs AS Kaloum (Guinea) (0-1)
Platinum Stars (South Africa) vs Vipers (Uganda) (0-1)
Messager (Burundi) vs Zesco (Zambia) (0-2)
Rayon Sports (Rwanda) vs Onze Createurs (Mali) (0-1)
SC Gagnoa (Cote d’Ivoire) vs MAS Fes (Morocco) (1-3)
Ngezi Platinum (Zimbabwe) vs Recreativo do Libolo (Angola) (1-2)
Ulinzi Stars (Kenya) vs Smouha (Egypt)

Sunday:

Supersport (South Africa) vs Ahly Shandy (Sudan) (2-3)
Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland) vs Azam (Tanzania) (0-1)
APEJES (Cameroon) vs ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire) (0-2)
Hilal Obeid (Sudan) vs Sanga Balande (DR Congo (0-1).

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results

Wits 2-0 Polokwane
Plat Stars 2-0 Chiefs
Sundowns 2-2 Maritzburg

fixtures

Chiefs vs Wits
Sundows vs Highlands

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# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 28 57
2 Sundowns 28 55
3 Cape Town City 28 52
4 SuperSport United 28 48
5 Kaizer Chiefs 28 47
6 Polokwane City 28 40
7 Maritzburg Utd 28 36
8 Ajax Cape Town 28 35
9 Arrows 28 35
10 Orlando Pirates 28 32
11 Platinum Stars 28 31
12 Bloemfontein Celtic 28 27
13 Free State Stars 28 26
14 Highlands Park 28 25
15 Chippa United 28 24
16 Baroka FC 28 24

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