CAF Confederations Cup Preliminary round 2nd Leg:
Sun, February 16, 2014
SC Victoria University (Uganda) 1 – 0 CS Don Bosco (D.R Congo)
CS Don Bosco progresses after 3 – 1 on aggregate
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s CS Don Bosco Sunday evening qualified for the first round of the 2014 CAF Confederations Cup.
After winning the first leg 3-0 in Lubumbashi last weekend, the Congolese kept it tight as they lost 1-0 to hosts SC Victoria University at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, to qualify on a 3-1 goal aggregate.
“We are happy to qualify for the next stage. The boys played according to instructions,” said CS Don Bosco coach Lamine Ndiaye after the match. After a dull first half, SC Victoria University returned looking hungry for goals and, with the introduction of Daniel Isiagi Opolot, they put the visitors under lots of pressure.
With 11 minutes to full time, the 18-year-old Isiagi released Isaac Muleme on the left, and the Cranes winger made no mistake delivering a good cross that Matthew Odong sent past goalkeeper Kabeya Ntumba.
Denis Iguma’s earlier shot had also been saved by the Don Bosco goalkeeper as SC Victoria University intensified their search for goals. Christopher Semakweri and Pembele Mukamisa also missed scoring opportunities for CS Don Bosco. Only SC Victoria University’s Peter Otai was cautioned. Coach Morley Byekwaso said that although his team had bowed out, they had managed to get a win at home.
“It is the first time we are playing in continental football and hope the boys have gained some exposure. We shall continue to work hard and win more trophies on the local scene so that we can go back and play in CAF competitions,” added the coach.
SC Victoria University : Ali Kimera (GK), Martin Mpuga (Captain), Isaac Muleme, Savio Kabugo, Fred Agandu, David Ndihabwe (’46 Daniel Isiagi), Muwadda Mawejje (’80 Brian Ochwo), Matthew Odong, Dennis Iguma, Mutyaba Muzamiru and Simon Okwi (’62 Peter Otai).
Subs Not Used: Emma Kalyowa (G.k), Benard Agele, Sapeo Ceasar and Dan Nsubuga
CS Don Bosco: Mike Kabeya (gk), Godset Masengo, Theo Mabila, Eric Kabulo, Patient Mwepu, Carrington Gomba, Christopher Samakweri , Ndonga Herve (’73 Serge Tshani), Reagan Pembele , Luka Lunga and Maisha Chaxde (’81 Chico Ushindi).