CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PRELIMINARY
Saturday, 10th, 2022 | (1st Leg)
SATURDAY 17, 2022 | (2nd Leg)
Abdu Lumala expressed his joy after scoring on his debut to help Vipers Sports Club to a 3-0 CAF Champions League victory over Central African Republic outfit Olympic Real De Bangui.
The forward opened the scoring at the Stade Alphonse Massamba Debat just before halftime after coming on as a substitute, replacing Marvin Joseph Youngman in the 25th minute.
He charged into the box and thumped the ball beyond the goalkeeper off an accurate Milton Karisa through ball.
The Cranes international was delighted with his Vipers SC debut and insisted that there’s still a lot more to come.
“It was good. [It was a] good start there is nothing much to say other than that and it was 3-0 win for the team. Good start,” he reflected.
“It was good to get some minutes in the legs, it’s still early in the tournament and we have to keep going and focus on finishing the job next week in Kitende. Scoring gave me confidence I needed it after this long spell without playing competitive football.”
“As expected, we saw the potential already in our big friendlies against [Young Africans SC and Rayon Sports FC in pre-season] and it was a little bit down against Olympic Real De Bangui. It will come with games, the passes will come, it should have been more yesterday. A good start.”
Lumala almost bagged a second shortly after resumption but his effort went inches over the bar thereby denying Bright Anukani an assist.
The midfielder believes there could have been more goals and also noted his delight that his father figure, Club President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa, was present to see his first goal and debut.
“There were some good celebrations so I’m happy. Nice that he [Dr. Mulindwa] saw my debut goal and team win as it is a big moment for me as a debutant for this great club. We have to keep going.”
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