CAF Champions league: Robertinho Strikes Vipers SC to earn Simba first group points

February 26, 2023

Vipers SC continued their unpleasing run after they lost to Simba SC 1-0 at St Mary’s Kitende yesterday on 25th Feb 2023.

Simba SC scored through Congolese defender Henock Inonga Baka in the 20th minute who tapped in following Muhammad Hussein free kick that was headed in his path.

Vipers SC’s Congolese Goalkeeper Alfred Mudekereza failed to time the Cross from a Long range free kick which later costed his team.

Vipers SC played their first game under floodlights st St Mary’s Kitende and both Vipers and Simba Fans turned up in large numbers.

The Venoms best chances came in halftime before even conceding the goal in the 20th minute although Simba’s defence worked hand in hand with their hoalkeeper for the clean sheet.

Both Milton karisa and Yunus Sentamu had chances to gift Venoms glory but were denied by Simba’s goalkeeper Aishi Manula.

However the visitors also created some moments but also failed to utilise the chances to change the score.

Clautus Charma, Prosper Kibu, Moses Phiri and Ntinbazonkiza had all chances to purnish the Venoms but all wasted them.

Following the defeat, Vipers exchanged the bottom place with Simba in Group C of the TotalEnergies CAF champions league.

In the Other game in the Group C, Raja Casablanca defeated Horoya AC 2-0 in Morocco to earn all the 9 possible points from 3 games.

Therefore Horoya AC comes Second with 4 points and Simba third with 3 points.

In the first Return tie, Vipers will visit Simba SC in Tanzania Dar es Salaam on 8th March, Meanwhile Raja Casablanca will be taking on Horoya AC in Guinea.

Vipers SC Starting X1

Alfred Mudekereza (GK), Disan Galiwango, Hillary Mukundane, Ashraf Mandela, Livingston Mulondo, Siraje Sentamu, Abdul Karim Watambala, Bright Anukani, Abdul Lumala, Yunus Sentamu, Milton karisa (C).


Fabien Mutomboro (GK), Serge Robert Mwenge, Desire Tety, Martin Kizza, Ibrahim Orit, Frank Zaga, Najib Yiga, Asiku Bashir, Luyima Enock.

Simba SC Starting X1

Aishi Manula (GK), Shomari kapombe, Sadio Kanoute, Joash Onyango, Hussein Mohammed, Clatous Chama, Moses Phiri, Mzamiru Said, Ntibazonkiza Saidi, Kibu Prosper, Henock Baka.


Jean Othos, Isreal Mwenda, Pape Sakho, Erasto Nyoni, John Bocco, Juma Kennedy, Benno Kakolanya, Habibu Kyombo.