SCVU started their maiden continental cup challenge with defeat losing the first leg of the preliminary round to CS Don Bosco of DR. Congo.
Two first half goals and a third jsut after the hour mark condemned SCVU to a 3-0 loss at the Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi.
The hosts got off to a bright start when Zambian Luka Lunga opened the scoring with a flicked header that Benjamin Ochan could only watch as the ball went in on eight minutes.
Ochan was then forced into a finger tip save after Nyandoro Carrington fired from over 30 yards.
Don Bosco however doubled their lead just before the break. Kamba Herve capitalised on Bernanrd Agele’s hesitation to clear the ball allowing himself to square low. Pemble Reagan connected well getting the ball through Ochan’s legs
The second stanza provided less from the hosts and a bit more from SCVU after the introduction of Mawejje Muwadda.
SCVU began to show some might going forward and it almost paid off in the 55th minute when Simon Okwi had his attempt cleared off the line.
But after 65 minutes Kenyan referee Davies Omweno controversially awarded Don Bosco a free-kick outside the box that substitute Joseph Sitali curved to make it 3-0.
Ochan would however be carried off after pulling a muscle.
The second leg is set for Sunday 16th February in Kampala.
FT: CS Don Bosco 3-0 SCVU
GOALS: Luka Lungu 8′, Reagan Pembele 43′, Joseph Sitali 65′
CARDS: Yellow Cards: F.Agandu, M.jjuko, M.Mawejje (SCVU), T.Mabila, E.Kabulo, K.Ntumba (CS Don Bosco)
CS DON BOSCO: K.Ntumba (gk), G.Masengo, T.Mabila, E.Kabulo, P.Mwepu, D.Nyandoro, C.Gomba, C.Samakweri (Ushidi 75’), H.Kamba (Sitala 58’), R.Pembele (Kambu 89’), L.Lunga
SUBS: T.Mbala (gk), S.Tshani, T.Kazembe, J.Sitala, C.Ushidi, C.Maisha, J.Kambu
SCVU: B.Ochan (gk) (Kimera 72’), I.Muleme, F.Agandu, M.Mpuga, B.Agele, Y.Mugerwa, M. Jjuko (Mawejje 46’), N.Semakula, M. Mutyaba, S.Okwi, D.Nsubuga (Otai 79’)
SUBS: A. Kimera (gk), D.Isiagi, P.Otai, D.Ndihabwe, H.Delu, C. Sapeo, M.Mawejje
OFFICIALS: Davies Ogenche Omweno, Peter Ssabatia , Gilbert Cheruiyot, Isreal Mpaima