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 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.



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Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland) vs Azam (Tanzania) (0-1)
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psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Cape Town City 21 39
2 Bidvest Wits 19 38
3 SuperSport United 20 37
4 Kaizer Chiefs 21 36
5 Sundowns 17 34
6 Polokwane City 21 27
7 Arrows 21 27
8 Platinum Stars 20 25
9 Chippa United 21 23
10 Maritzburg Utd 21 23
11 Orlando Pirates 20 23
12 Ajax Cape Town 21 22
13 Highlands Park 21 20
14 Bloem Celtic 20 19
15 Free State Stars 21 19
16 Baroka FC 21 15