Vita Club brush aside Aduana Stars

Vita Club brush aside Aduana Stars
AS Vita Club player Makusu Mundele

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Jul 29, 2018. 17:33

AS Vita Club brushed aside Aduana Stars 2-0 in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup Group A match at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa, DR Congo on Sunday.

As a result, the DR Congo's Vita climbed up to the top of group standings, while Ghanaian side Aduana Ogya moved down to third spot on the table.

Vita were seeking vengeance having lost 2-1 to Stars in an encounter which was played at the Agyeman Badu Stadium in Dormaa Ahenkro, Ghana almost two weeks ago.

The Dolphins pushed for an early goal and they deservedly broke the deadlock just 14 minutes into the match through Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele.

The 26-year-old forward beat Stars goalkeeper Joseph Addo to make it 1-0 to Vita with Emmanuel Ngudikama grabbing an assist for the new DR Congo Ligue 1 champions.

Stars' Japanese coach Kenich Yatsuhashi then decided to make an early change, introducing Emmanuel Akouoko for Zakari Mumuni in the 17th minute.

Ngudikama, who has scored two goals in the group stage, was looking dangerous for the Dolphins upfront.

However, the Aduana Ogya defence, which was led by Paul Aidoo, looked solid after conceding an early goal which had motivated the Dolphins.

The visitors managed to contain the Dolphins until Djibouti match referee Souleiman Ahmed Djama blew the half-time whistle.

The score was 1-0 to Vita at the interval following a lively first-half.

The Dolphins were pressed the Aduana Ogya in the opening stages of the second-half as they looked to double their lead.

However, the visitors also looked dangerous on the counter attack and they managed to test Vita goalkeeper Nelson Lukong Bongoman, who denied the visitors just before hour-mark.

Makusu, who was having a good game for the hosts, managed to double Dolphins' lead in the 78th minute much to the delight of the home crowd.

The DR Congo international beat Addo for the second time to make it 2-0 to Vita and Stars had to push for at least two late goals to ensure that the game ended in a draw.

Abdul Rashed was introduced by the visitors with seven minutes left on clock as Aduana Ogya pushed for late goals.

However, Vita were able to hold on to their two-goal lead in the dying minutes of the game and ultimately they ran out 2-0 winners over Stars on the day.

Vita (1) 2 (Makusu 14', 78')
Stars 0

Vita: Lukong, Munganga, Kupa, Ngonda, Kalonji, Shabani, Ngoyi, Ngoma, Ngudikama (Banga 88'), Makusu, Moloko (Tonombe 83').

Stars: Addo, Akuoko (Mumuni 17'), Aidoo, Boateng, Anane (Rashed 81'), Amankwah, F.Adams, Adulman (Martey 46'), S. Adams, Mohammed, Adjei.

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