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Vipers SC target victory in their first game of CAF Champions League

Vipers in Casablanca

Vipers Sports Club will be targeting victory when they play Raja Casablanca in their opening encounter of the CAF Champions League group stage.

Having achieved their dream of playing with the biggest clubs in African Football, the Venoms will be opening their quest for glory at the International level today at 10 pm in Morocco.

The match anticipated game between the giants of Uganda and Morocco will be taking place at Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca.

This will be an opener of Group C which has four teams namely, Vipers SC (Ugandan), Raja Casablanca (Morocco), Simba Fc (Tanzania) and Horoya Fc (Guinea).

Vipers SC train in Casablanca

To participate in this tournament for the first time in the club’s history, Vipers SC beat five-time champions TP Mazembe in a two-legged affair that was decided by a post-match penalty shootout. 

Vipers new head coach Bonito Bianchi believes that his team is well set to make new history at this stage and called for togetherness and hard work from his players in order to achieve glory.

“My players are well. It is an award for us in this game. This is a very important stage in the CAF Champions League and we all are conscientious about this”

“We have done a lot of work but we need everybody together and the spirit to be fair around here, the togetherness that we have around the team, it’s really strong, but we need to give our fans and probably the outside world something to talk about, and that’s only given with results, so we need to get that result”. Bianchi added.

The Venoms captain Milton Karisa also noted that; “ The pressure is on them because they don’t know us but we know them. So, l don’t think we are under any kind of pressure. We are ready for tomorrow. Of course it’s our debut game in the group stages but we aren’t under any pressure. We just can’t wait for the game”

The  stadium in Casablanca will be empty following acts of violence during the match of Raja Casablanca against Al Ahly in last season’s quarterfinals which led to heavy consequences for the hosts, these included banning of their fans in their home matches.

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