Yanga in high spirits for quarters

SOUTH AFRICA: YOUNG Africans, fresh from their journey, show confidence as they gear up for the pivotal quarter final return leg encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League in South Africa.

Spirits are high among the players in Pretoria ahead of the eagerly awaited encounter against their hosts ‘Masandawana’, as the team shows promising form in preparations despite grappling with injuries.

The Jangwani streetbased Head Coach, Miguel Gamondi, emphasised the importance of confidence and hard work ahead of their clash.

“We need to believe in ourselves and work hard as our match against Mamelodi is the most important encounter ahead of us,” he stressed.

The stage is set for an electrifying showdown, as the two teams prepare to lock horns tomorrow at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, which can be occupied by 51,762 people at once.

Last week’s barren draw at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam sets the stage for a tense and mouthwatering battle, with the rule dictating that the overall winner advances to the semifinals.

Coach Gamondi extended his wishes to Yanga fans traveling to witness the match.

“I wish them a safe trip and hopefully they will arrive safely,” he expressed. On his part, Yanga Skipper, Bakari Mwamnyeto, on behalf of his teammates affirmed the team’s high morale amid their rigorous training sessions. “We have arrived safely and sound in South Africa and we are continuing with our training in high spirit and the injured players are also progressing well,” he stated.

Mwamnyeto echoed the team’s commitment to giving all they have in the upcoming match against Mamelodi Sundowns, aiming for nothing less than a victory to secure a ticket to the next stage of the tournament.

Yanga Team Manager, Walter Harison, also echoed Mwamnyeto’s sentiments; assuring their fans that everthing is proceeding smoothly since their arrival and believe the team is going to make history on Friday.

“Yanga supporters continue to support us as we believe we are going to make history in our Friday match,” he said. With determination and optimism radiating from both players and management, the Jangwani-based team is poised to leave an indelible mark in Friday’s encounter, as they strive to advance in the prestigious CAF Champions League.

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