Zambian import Luka Lunga opened the scoring gates with a flicked ball that SC Victoria goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan failed to stop early in the seventh minute before Reagan Pembele made it 2-0 with three minutes to half time and substitute Joseph Sitali curved to make it 3-0 in the 65th minute.
“We are happy to win the first leg 3-0 and we now need to work hard in the second leg,” said Don Bosco’s new coach Lamine N’diaye.
But Byekwaso insists they were punished for the mistakes, but promised to improve the team for the return leg.
“We missed some chances that we had and we just gave them the game. I think we have to work on our lapses more especially the defenders,” Byekwaso told Red Pepper Online Sport on Tuesday.
“It is possible (To win at home). I have seen how Don Bosco are playing and I believe we can make it happen.”
While the return of two experienced players Savio Kabugo and Denis Guma from suspension boost the SC Victoria University team, they will be without injured first choice goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan.
Ochan, who also featured for the Cranes during the 2014 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), pulled a muscle in the first leg loss. Ali Kimera, who came on for Ochan, will now take the responsibility.
SC Victoria must score four unanswered goals on February 16 at home to reverse that result to advance to the first round.