Yanga take game with Rivers differently

AS a way to ensure that Benjamin Mkapa Stadium is full-house during their CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final match against Rivers United, Young Africans launch fans mobilisation campaign in Dar es Salaam today.

The two teams meet this Sunday in the city for the second leg game whose overall winner progresses into the tournament’s semis.

Yanga are having an upper hand to qualify for the last-four category for the first time in club’s history after stamping a clean 2-0 away win in their first-leg duel in Uyo, Nigeria last Sunday.

A second half brace from Fiston Mayele floored the Nigerian side at their backyard, now forcing to register at least 3-0  victory to advance to the semis.

However, speaking in the city yesterday, Yanga’s Media and Communication Officer Ali Kamwe said the mobilisation campaign that aims to attract more fans at the stadium begins today.

“This time, we do not want to see empty seats around the stadium that is why we are calling upon Yanga supporters to be part of history making game by cheering their team to ensure it reaches the semis.

“To achieve this, a special campaign will be launched tomorrow (today) whereby we have arranged enough ticket selling vehicles to move in all districts of Dar es Salaam and reach many people,” he said.

He further insisted that those who will enter the stadium will be singing a special song in praise of players on the pitch for them to play with more energy and finish the match early.

“We want them (Rivers United) to know before the match that they are at a different venue with a unique atmosphere of passionate football fans and this will help to affect their concentration of the game,” he said.

However, via Yanga’s Instagram page, they have reported that VIP A tickets which were being sold for 30,000/- have been sold out, hence people should continue to buy tickets reserved for VIP B, C and ordinary seats.

According to the statistics of the Confederation Cup first leg matches, Yanga are the only team that stamped an away victory.

The game between Pyramids versus Marumo Gallants ended in a 1-1 draw while Monastir and ASEC Mimosas fought to a barren draw  as US Alger registered a 2-0 home win over AS FAR of Morocco.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that due to financial instability, Rivers United are expected to land in the country on Saturday, one day before the action packed encounter.

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