Sentamu out, Rwothomio in for Vipers' Horoya business

Yunus Sentamu conducting light training at Kitende | Image by Vipers SC

CAF CL Sentamu out, Rwothomio in for Vipers' Horoya business

Allan Damba • 08:10 - 29.03.2023

Star-marksman Yunus Sentamu will not feature for Vipers SC in their final 2022/23 CAF Champions League group stage game against Horoya Athletic Club on Friday, slated for Mali.

The forward failed to recover from a minor injury picked in training and eventually missed out on the travelling party of 17 players.

Despite the setback, striker Cromwel Rwothomio has returned in time to make the squad after about two months out.

The former URA FC sharp-shooter was apparently absent due to "personal reasons," according to a club communication, rubbishing initial reports of joining Arua Hill SC on loan.

The Alex Isabirye-coached side also confirmed defender Livingstone Mulondo and deputy skipper Siraje Ssentamu would miss out due to their engagements with the Uganda Cranes.

The pair was part of the team that picked defeat and victory in a double-header against Tanzania in the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.

Meanwhile, the Venoms will also miss goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora due to his involvement with his native Burundi.

The trio of captain Milton Karisa, Marvin Joseph Youngman and defender Murushid Juuko are still in the sickbay, nursing respective injuries and have missed out as a result.

Vipers and Horoya played out a barren stalemate in their earlier meeting at the St Mary's Stadium, Kitende. Still, the former will be keen on picking their first ever victory in the competition at this stage.

Victory for Isabirye will take his side from the base where they currently languish with two points. Horoya are currently third with four.

On the hand, Raja Casablanca and Simba SC, who complete the Group C party, have already made the knockout stages as table leaders and runners-up with 13 and nine points, respectively.

Traveling Squad

Goalkeepers: Alfred Mudekereza, Jack Komakech

Defenders: Hillary Mukundane, Bashir Asiku, Isa Mubiru, Ashraf Mandela.

Midfielders: Bright Anukani, Olivier Osomba, Ibrahim Orit, Karim Watambala, Abdu Lumala, Serge Robert Mwenge.

Forwards: Cromwel Rwothomio, Najib Yiga, Martin Kizza, Desire Tety.