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Vipers Opponent Al-Hilal Jets In With 40-man Contingent

Sudanese giants Al-Hilal are already in town ahead of their CAF Champions League preliminary round with Vipers this Saturday.

The team jetted in on Tuesday at 1pm at Entebbe International Airport after a three-hour flight from Juba via Khartoum.

The 40-man contingent consists of 25 players, five (5) members of the coaching staff, three media officers, among others.

The contingent was received by Vipers Sports Club chairman George William Mulindwa and CEO Simon Peter Njuba.

Sudanese officials from their embassy in Uganda, were also present.

Al Hilal will reside at Pearl Hotel.

The game at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende will be handled by Somalian officials – Hassan Mohamed Hagi (Centre Referee), Hamza Andi and Suleiman Bashir are the assistants.

The sides will meet for the return leg on December 6 in Khartoum.

Winner of the tie will face victor between Ghana’s Asante Kotoko and Mauritania’s Nouadhibou in the second round, for a place in the lucrative group stages.

Vipers return to Champions League for the first time since they were eliminated by CS Constantine in 2018.

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