Yanga sails through to CAF Confederations Cup final
Yanga has made history by qualifying for the final of CAF Confederations Cup where they stand to pocket US$2.000.000 (Ksh 274,000,000) should they clinch the cup.
Tanzania football giants Young Africans (Yanga) SC are through to the CAF Confederations Cup final after a deserved 2-1 second leg victory over South African side Marumo Gallants.
The away win at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa on Tuesday secured Yanga's berth at the final on a 4-1 aggregate score.
Fresh from being crowned league champions, Yanga produced their third consecutive away win the continental tournament to book a place in the final.
Defensive midfielder Sven Yidah who joined the South African Club last year from Nairobi City Stars missed the game.The Kenyan player has missed a couple of matches for Marumo begging the question, is he living on borrowed time at the club?
Former Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr watched the game from the stands as he is yet to secure a working permit.
Congolese dangerman Fiston Mayele produced a man of the match performance, scoring a goal and setting up the second one to extend his impressive goal scoring record in the tournament.
The forward gave Yanga the lead in the 45+1 minute, and would go on to set Kennedy Musonda who doubled the advantage in the 62nd minute.
Ranga Chivaviro scored the consolation goal for Marumo in the dying minutes of the game.
In the first leg of the semi-final played at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam last Wednesday, Burkinabe attacking midfielder Stephane Aziz and Ghanaian midfielder Bernard Morriso scored in the second half.
Yanga will now meet the winner between ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast and USM Alger of Algeria who play later today. The first leg ended on a barren draw.
Young Africans who are the Tanzania’s 2022-23 Premier League champions have already secured US$500,000 (Ksh 68,500,000 ) for reaching the semi-final
CAF has set the Confederations Cup winner prize at US$2.000.000 (Ksh 274,000,000) while the runners-up will pocket US$800,000 (Ksh 109,600,000)
If you missed the second Yanga goal, just look at this for pace ????— Thomas Mlambo (@thomasmlambo) May 17, 2023
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