AS Vita coach Florent Ibenge
Sunday Apr 10, 2016. 18:24
Welcome to as-it-happened coverage of the CAF Champions League Second Round, first leg match between AS Vita and Mamelodi Sundowns from the Stade Tata Raphael in Kinshasa.
The action as it happened...
90+4' - Full time -
It end's 1-0 in favour of AS Vita, who will take their lead into the return leg in Tshwane in two weeks' time. Sundowns will have their work cut out to turn the tie around on home soil.
90+2' - GOAL! AS Vita 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns -
The hosts break the deadlock right at the death, with substitute Kule Mbombo having a tap-in after Denis Onyango could only parry Bernard Morrison's shot!
There will be four minutes of added time.
87' - Sundowns substitution:
Siyanda Zwane replaces Themba Zwane.
Great work by Vita goalkeeper Nelson Lukong as he beats Cuthbert Malajila to a long ball.
81' - Vita substitution:
Mukoko Batezadio replaces Luvumbu Nzinga.
Sundowns are engaging in some very obvious time-wasting tactics and the referee is quite right to caution goalkeeper Denis Onyango for just that.
Past the midway point of the second half, the home crowd is getting more and more restless as their team struggles to break down the Brazilians.
65' - Vita substitution:
Kule Mbombo replaces Alongo Ndombe.
Past the hour mark in Kinshasa, still goalless between AS Vita and Sundowns.
Cuthbert Malajila replaces Leonardo Castro.
Now a one-on-one chance for Bernard Morrison after a determined run, but Denis Onyango does well to deny him!
Two great chances for Sundowns, first for Leonardo Castro and then for Themba Zwane, but they both fluff their lines!
Oscar Machapa makes way for Ikanga Mayimona.
A free kick for AS Vita in a very useful attacking position, but Lusadisu Basisila's delivery is well defended by the visitors.
Underway in the second half, no changes from either team at the break.
45+1' - Half time -
It's goalless at the break, Sundowns will be the happier of the two teams thus far.
Best chance of the half falls to Bernard Morrison, who shoots just wide of the mark! A real close shave for the visitors.
Lusadisu Basisila shoots from just outside the box but the ball drifts wide of the right-hand post.
Chance for Vita, with Alongo Ndombe enjoying some space on the left of the penalty area, but he fires his shot high and wide.
Midway through the first half, still goalless in Kinshasa.
A quarter hour played, no major action to report, with the teams still looking to settle into the game and weight each other up.
Keagan Dolly plays a good pass to set up Leonardo Castro with a shot, but his effort is deflected wide. First real chance for either team in the match.
Vita goalkeeper Nelson Lukong watches anxiously as a hopeful cross from the left almost drifts into his goal.
1' - Kick-off -
We are underway in Kinshasa. Vita wear black and green, Sundowns are in yellow and blue.
And now AS Vita's line-up:
16. Nelson Lukong, 20. Bafola Dido, 26. Kupa Makwekwe, 15. Bopunga Botuli, 13. Lomalisa Mutambala, 24. Oscar Machapa, 10. Lusadisu Basisila, 6. Munganga Omba, 19. Bernard Morrison, 11. Luvumbu Nzinga, 21. Alongo Ndombe.
News of Mamelodi Sundowns' line-up
ahead of kick-off:13. Denis Onyango, 16. Ramahle Mphahlele, 4. Tebogo Langerman, 2. Thabo Nthethe, 6. Wayne Arendse, 5. Asavela Mbekile, 8. Hlompho Kekana, 19. Mzikayise Mashaba, 7. Keagan Dolly,18. Themba Zwane, 25. Leonardo Castro.
These two giants of the continent will battle for ascendancy in this two-legged tie, with the prize on offer a place in the lucrative group stage of Africa's premier club competition
. Kick-off is set for 16h30.