CAF Confederation Cup: Vipers Eliminated by Platinum Stars

Total CAF Confederation Cup
Platinum stars 3-1 Vipers
Platinum stars advance 3-2 on aggregate

Uganda’s representatives in the 2017 Total CAF Confederation cup, page Vipers were crushed out of the competition after a 3-1 loss.

Vipers lost 3-1 to Platinum stars in the return leg game played at the Royal Bafokeng stadium on Saturday, cost including conceding a late penalty to eventually bow out 3-2 on aggregate.

Vipers went into the reverse fixture with a slim 1-0 win advantage after victory in the first leg at St. Mary’s stadium courtesy of Milton Karisa’s goal and coach Da Costa made only one change from the team that started a week ago with Aggrey Madoi replacing Dan Bilikwalira.

However, price the venoms started on the receiving end conceding a penalty inside the opening two minutes of the game.

Benson Shilongo was fouled in the forbidden area and goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela stepped up to convert the resultant penalty to give Dikwena an early lead.

Erisa Ssekisambu tapped home Mike Sserumagga’s cross in the 10th minute but his goal was ruled for offside by the assist referee.

The hosts doubled their lead in the 33rd minute through Ndumiso Mabena’s well taken free kick just outside the area.


Brian Nkuubi lost possession to Robert Ng’ambi before fouling him and Mabena made no mistake to double the lead.

Milton Karisa pulled one back for Vipers in the 55th minute and seemed to have restored the hopes for the visitors but was later withdrawn after sustaining an injury and was replaced by Francis Onekalit.

Platinum stars were awarded yet another penalty deep into added time with Shafik Bakaki adjudged to have held the ball in the box after a goal melee.

Goalkeeper Mzimela once again scored from 12 yards to send Platinum stars into the next round.

Vipers starting XI

Ismail Watenga, Nico Wadada, Aggrey Madoi, Shafik Bakaki, Halid Lwaliwa, Deus Bukenya, Moses Waiswa, Erisa Sekisambu, Brian Nkuubi(Siraje Sentamu), Milton Karisa (Francis Onekalit), Mike Sserumaga

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