YOUNG Africans will remain locked in the country the whole season after their campaign to seek CAF Confederations Cup ticket was dealt a big blow at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday.
The 4-1 loss to their traditional rivals, Simba signed off their race for Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) title, the position that picks the country’s envoys for the second biggest club championship at the continental level.
Sunday results assured Namungo a ticket to play in the CAF Confederation Cup even if they lose to Simba in the ASFC final to be staged at Nelson Mandela Stadium, in Rukwa in August this year.
Simba, who looked superior in all sections, dominated the game and overpowered their opponents in the overall game craftsmanship in the entire first half.
Yanga didn’t have any serious attempt in the entire first half to the extent they finished it without any attempt.
Clatous Chama wasted a chance to score his team’s opener in the 15th minute after leaving the ball behind.
Brazilian Gerson Fraga opened his team’s goal account in the 21st minute completing Clatous Chama tap in.
In the 31st John Bocco squandered a golden chance to score the second when he shot wide inside the box.
A few seconds to the breather, Young Africans defender, Juma Abdul was warned for a foul he committed to Luis Miquissone.
The resumption saw Simba coming with the same spirit and just a few seconds later Yanga goal was in a trouble.
Three minutes later Clatous Chama added the second after completing John Bocco’s assist.
Luis Miquissone added the third goal two minutes after Pappy Tshishimbi’s poorly calculated header found him unmarked.
The arrival of Ditram Nchimbi and Patrick Sibomana added power to Yanga and the wind of attacks was sweeping Simba goal now.
Yanga’s Feisal Salum scored the consolation goal in the 70th minute after connecting home a free kick expertly taken by Juma Abdul from the flank.
But none of the raids that Yanga directed to Simba paid off.
Two minutes to the stoppage time, substitute Mzamiru Yassin netted the fourth. Meddie Kagera who set in inside the box released a ground shot, but goalie punched to the onrushing Yassin who scored easily.
It was the worst results for Yanga, who yesterday looked poorly organised in both the defence and the midfield sections.
From what they played on Sunday, Yanga are required to make many changes to construct a winning squad.
Speaking after the match, Yanga’s skipper Juma Abdul conceded the defeat saying they failed to implement effectively what their coaches wanted them to do as a team.
The skipper then apologised to the fans and supporters for the annoying results.
He urged them to remain calm and wait for the best of their team in the coming assignments.
Luis Miquissone, who was the man of the match, was the happiest man yesterday and said he was delighted to score in the derby.