On Saturday 19 January Tanzania’s Simba found the going tough in Kinshasa when they fell 5-0 at the hands of hosts AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo in their second Group D match of this year's African Champions League.
Vita Club opened the floodgates 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 who 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 the fourth goal on 71 minutes from a Makwekwe Kupa header. They were to wrap up the scoring proceedings 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 moves up to second in Group D, one point behind record eight-times winners Al Ahly of Egypt who is on four points after their 1-1 draw away to JS Saoura of Algeria on Friday.
Also on Saturday, a goal from Herve Diomande was enough to give Ivory Coast's ASEC Mimosas a 1-0 home win over Group A opponents Lobi Stars of Nigeria.