African Champions League: Emmanuel Okwi’s Simba falls to AS Vita Club 5-0
Uganda Cranes starts Emmanuel Okwi and Murushid Juuko suffered defeat AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo put on an emphatic display at home to dismiss Simba SC of Tanzania 5-0 in their second Group D match of this year’s African Champions League.
Vita Club, who were African champions in 1974, began their scoring rout in the 14th minute courtesy of a goal from Jean-Marc Mukusu.
A header from Botuli Bompenga six minutes later doubled the lead for Florent Ibenge’s side that made it 3-0 from the penalty-spot on the stroke of half-time after Luamba Ngoma’s strike.
Vita Club’s dominance continued in Kinshasa after the break with the hosts scoring a fourth goal on 71 minutes from a Makwekwe Kupa header.
The home side made it 5-0 shortly after with Mukusu grabbing his second of the game.
Simba had a chance for a consolation goal towards the end of the match only for their late free-kick to hit the crossbar.
Vita Club move up to second in Group D, one point behind record eight-times winners Al Ahly of Egypt who are on four points after their 1-1 draw away to JS Saoura of Algeria on Friday.
Friday, January 18
ES Tunis 2-0 Platinum
Orlando Pirates 3-0 Horoya
Ismaily 1-2 Club Africain
JS Saoura 1-1 Al Ahly
Saturday, January 19
ASEC Memosa 1-0 Lobi Stars
Vita Club 5-0 Simba
Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 Wydad Casablanca
CS Constantine 3-0 TP Mazembe