SUN 03 MAY 2015, 16:30, KINSHASA


End of the road for giants killers Royal Leopards

by Stephane DeSaintsalvy

Sun May 03, 18:57

AS Vita Club qualified for the play-offs of the Confederation Cup after sealing a 4-2 aggregate win over Royal Leopards in their round of 16 tie.

Defeated 1-0 in Swaziland in the first leg, the ‘Black Dolphins’ thrashed the Swazi minnows 4-1 in Kinshasa in the return fixture on Sunday.

Emmanuel Ngudikama gave Vita the lead in the 8th minute, with Guy Lusadisu doubling their advantage on the stroke of half-time to send the locals into the break with a two-goal advantage.

Coach Florent Ibenge’s men added to the visitors’ misery in the second half with a brace from DR Congo international Firmin Mubele either side of the hour-mark.

The Swazi police-force side managed however to pull a goal back five minutes from time, but that was too little too late for Sifiso Ntibane’s squad who is bowing out of Africa’s second-tier clubs competition after enjoying two back-to-back upsets against the more fancied Bidvest Wits of South Africa and Petro Atletico of Angola.

2014 CAF Champions League runners-up AS Vita will now aim for a spot in the last eight of the Confederation Cup.

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