Vipers Sports Club were knocked out of the CAF Champions League at the Preliminary round stage after a 1-0 away defeat to Al Hilal Omdurman saw them go out on a 2-0 aggregate on Sunday evening in Sudan.
After going down 1-0 in Kitende last week, the Venoms had already faced a mounting task but that was made worse when Hani Al Dhahi netted the only goal of the game to separate the two sides.
As expected the Venoms started off with high gear with Toha Rashid and Ibrahim Orit getting into the knocks as early as 6 minute.
The hosts then got involved in so many occasions but Vipers defender Bashir Asiku denied the Al Hilal strikers on saveral occasions.
Jamal Kalisa should have broken the deadlock in the 30th minute after Al Hilal’s custodian Abdalla went out of the goal but his shot was intercepted for a corner kick as the interval ended 0-0 with Al Hilal leading 1-0 on aggregate.
Vipers and Al Hilal continued their battle after the restart with Venoms’ new signing Ceaaor Manzoki being denied by Al Hilal custodian Abdalla Aboeshren in the 50th minute.
The host then took the lead in 62 minutes courtesy of goal from Hani Al Dhahi who capitalized on the weak pass to give the Blue Waves a much needed win .
The result saw Al Hilal advance to the first roundwhere they will face the winner between Nouadhibou of Mauritania or Ghana’s Asante Kotoko who are yet to play following the postponement of the game from its original Saturday schedule by CAF, while Vipers crushed out of the competitions.
Vipers will now shift their attention to UPL with an encounter against Wakiso Giants FC at Kyabazinga stadium on Saturday December 12.