Uganda’s representatives in the 2014 Confederations Cup, SC Victoria University Saturday evening lost 3-0 in Lubumbashi, DR Congo in the first leg clash of the preliminary round to CS Don Bosco.
It was a poor start for the SC Victoria University team that made their debut in International football.
Zambian import Luka Lunga opened the score gates with a flicked ball that SC Victoria goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan failed to stop early in the 7th minute. Reagan Pembele made it 2-0 with three minutes to half time after defender Bernard Agele’s mistake when he failed to clear the ball out of danger.
On resumption the introduction of Mawejje Muwadda paid off for the visitors as they played better attacking football although striker Dan Nsubuga was not aggressive enough. SC Victoria continued to display good football but still failed to find a goal.
After 65 minutes Kenyan referee controversially awarded Don Bosco a free-kick outside the box that the substitute Joseph Sitali curved to make it 3-0. SC Victoria University goalkeeper was replaced after pulling a muscle.
Don Bosco’s new Coach Lamine N’diaye said he was happy with the win and said they now need to work hard in the second leg. The SC Victoria University Coach Morley Byekwaso after the match said that they were punished for the mistakes, but promised to improve the team for the return leg at home in Kampala.
Murshid Juuko, Fred Agandu and Muwadda Mawejje were cautioned for SC Victoria University, while the hosts had Eric Kabulo, Theo Mabila and goalkeeper Kabeya also enter the referee’s bad books. The second leg will be played February 16th at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.