By John Ngamau,
AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo put on an emphatic display at home to dismiss Simba SC of Tanzania 5-0 in their second Group D match of this year’s African Champions League.
Vita Club, who were African champions in 1974, began their scoring rout in the 14th minute courtesy of a goal from Jean-Marc Mukusu.
A header from Botuli Bompenga six minutes later doubled the lead for Florent Ibenge’s side who made it 3-0 from the penalty-spot on the stroke of half-time after Luamba Ngoma’s strike.
Vita Club’s dominance continued in Kinshasa after the break with the hosts scoring a fourth goal on 71 minutes from a Makwekwe Kupa header.
The home side made it 5-0 shortly after with Mukusu grabbing his second of the game.
Simba had a chance for a consolation goal towards the end of the match only for their late free-kick to hit the crossbar.
Vita Club move up to second in Group D, one point behind record eight-times winners Al Ahly of Egypt who are on four points after their 1-1 draw away to JS Saoura of Algeria on Friday.