Former Chipolopolo captain Rainford Kalaba was on target for TP Mazembe who thrashed Bukavu Dawa 6-0 in their opening match of the 2019/2020 DR Congo Vodacom League, Opening his goal account for the season.
Kalaba and defender Kabaso Chongo are the two Zambians who started the match. Tandi Mwape made the bench while Nathan Sinkala was left out of the match day squad.
Kalaba opened the scores for Mazembe just eight minutes into the match finishing off a Jebrin Toric pass from close range. Jackson Muleka doubled the Ravens lead six minutes later to put Mazembe in the driving seat early on.
Patou Kabangu made it three-nil seconds before half time to make sure the Lubambashi based side went to the break with a comfortable 3-0 lead.
In the second stanza Mazembe started were they had left off as Jebrin Toric made it four-nill just two minutes into the second half with a beautiful long-range strike. Jackson Muleka made it five from the spot before Djos Issama could complete the six nil massacre of Dawa.
Mazembe starting line up:
22. Sylvain GBOHOUO ,5. Djos ISSAMA ,6. Joseph Benson OCHAYA ,15. Kevin MUNDEKO ,14. Kabaso CHONGO ,16. Christian Koffi KOUAME ,19. Jean Vital Ourega ,24. Patou KABANGU ,12. Torric JEBRIN ,17. Jackson MULEKA ,18. Kalaba Rainford
21. Aimé BAKULA ,20. Godet MASENGO ,3. Tandi MWAPE ,10. Isaac AMOAH ,29. Glody LIKONZA ,7. Elvia Giovani IPAMY , 30. Chico USHINDI