They are the first team in the 50-year history of the premier African club football competition to win a semi-final tie after taking a 2-1 first-leg lead. Vita also won the return game 2-1 against Tunisians CS Sfaxien in the Mediterranean city of Sfax to secure a 4-2 aggregate triumph.
Ugandan Yunus Sentamu put the Kinshasa club ahead ten minutes into the second half, leaving Sfaxien needing at least three goals to survive. Victory for 1973 winners Vita has created the possibility of more history -- a first CAF Champions League final between clubs from the same country.
Fellow Congolese and four-time African champions TP Mazembe host Algerians Entente Setif in Lubumbashi on Sunday hoping to overcome a 2-1 first-leg deficit.