Yanga’s golden generation envisions finals    

 YOUNG Africans said the golden generation of the team is targeting to play in the CAF Confederation Cup finals, the club’s Media and Communication Manager, Ali Kamwe revealed yesterday.

The Jangwani Street giants are just a few steps away from the semifinals door as they host Rivers United of Nigeria in the second leg match at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam this Sunday.

They go into the return encounter with a two-goal advantage after downsizing the Nigerians in the first leg match at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Nigeria last Sunday.

“We produced an emphatic away win, but after the match, our players could not celebrate because they know that the game is not yet over and much focus is on the upcoming fixture.

“Immediately after the match, our players refused to celebrate the victory leaving it to the management and supporters to celebrate while insisting that they aim to put on CAF medals,” Kamwe said.

He added that they will approach Sunday’s duel seriously without looking at the previous results saying it is a gateway to storm to their first ever Confederation Cup semis.

However, the team’s deadly striker Fiston Mayele whose brace sank  Rivers United could not comment anything upon arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

The DR Congo import is lately topping the scorers’ chart of the Confederation Cup with five goals to his name as he continues to be merciless before the net.

He has so far netted 50 goals in all competitions since landing at the Jangwani street outfits and he is also leading the chase for the golden boot in the Premier League with 16 goals to his account.

For Rivers United to make it to the semis, they have to produce at least a 3-0 victory  or win by 2-0 to force the game into shootouts.

It is going to be another competitive match as the visitors have nothing to lose meaning that they will try to blast themselves up to get something good from the tense fixture.

As such, the game is still afresh since there is another full 90 minutes to be played at the 60,000- capacity venue which undoubtedly is set to be splashed in green and yellow, the traditional colours for the hosts.


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