We will turn it round in the second leg, promise Yanga
Yanga FC have vowed to give their all to ensure they pick maximum points against Gor Mahia in the return leg match of the CAF Confederations match in Dare-salaam.
Gor Mahia against Yanga in Nairobi
Yanga captain Juma Abdul has said his team will give their all when they face Gor Mahia in the return fixture of their CAF Confederation Cup Group D match at home in Dar es Salaam on July 29.
Yanga lost 4-0 to the Kenyan champions on Wednesday night in a performance they will quickly want to forget.
The loss means they remain with a point after three matches and thus putting into danger the possibility of making it into the quarter finals.
“We will have to look at what we did wrong and then correct before the return match. We will be playing at home and we will have some extra confidence because of our fans. Also, some of the new players who had not been registered in time for this game will be available and that will give us an edge,” the skipper said.
He added; “We can’t give up hope of progressing because we have three matches remaining, three of them at home. We will give our all and win. This is football and anything can happen.”
Assistant coach Juma Mensah has meanwhile blamed lack of concentration for their loss, saying they gifted Gor Mahia two easy goals.
“The first two were gifts handed to them on a silver platter. There was too match ball watching. We failed to track our opponents thinking it was offside and it was not,” the coach said.
But just like his captain, Mensah is confident the result will be different when they play in Tanzania, noting his side will not give up till the final game.
“We will analyze to see what needs to be done. Sometimes it is a change in strategy and some other times it is about a change in personnel. We will have some players back from suspension and probably those who did not make it for this game as well so we will be stronger,” the coach said.
A loss to Gor in Dar will all but diminish their hopes of a last eight appearance.