Glo Premier League champions Kano Pillars lost 3-1 away at AS Vita of the DR Congo in the first leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round on Sunday.
Rabiu Ali drew level for Pillars on the 30th minute after Mubele had pulled the hosts ahead.
Lusadisu helped restore Vita’s lead on the nick of half-time before Mabidi made it 3-1.
The return-leg will be played at the Sani Anacha Stadium on Saturday as the Kano State-owned team will hope to overturn a two goal deficit.
The game was coach Okey Emorfdi’s first match in charge of Pillars.