Abraham Ndugwa scored the lone goal in the return leg of the CAF Champions League against El Merreikh to help Vipers SC advance to the next stage.

The midfielder netted two minutes into the second stanza for the Venoms to win 1-0 at St.Mary’s stadium on Wednesday and therefore progress on away goals rule after the first leg had ended 2-1 in favour of the Sudanese outfit.

Ndugwa could not hide his delight after the game about scoring the goal and indicated it gives him confidence as a player.

Abraham Ndugwa delighted to score his first Vipers goal at St Mary’s stadium. Vipers Photo

“I’m happy for scoring the goal that helped us progress to the next round. It is important for me as a player because it helps me grow in confidence but most importantly is that we advanced as a team.” – Abraham Ndugwa, Vipers midfielder.

The creative midfielder however states that they achieved the victory as a team not only him as an individual.

“The win was a result of us working as a unit. I don’t think I played alone but everyone who played made a contribution. The coaches, the fans and my teammates all had a role to play.” he added.

This was the second goal for Ndugwa since arriving at the start of the season from Masavu FC (now Entebbe FC). His first goal came in the 3-1 win against SC Villa in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The Venoms will face Algeria’s CS Constantine at the first round phase with the first leg scheduled for Friday 14th December 2018 in Algiers and the return leg at St.Mary’s stadium a week later.