The ice-cream makers leave behind playing duo of Abdallah Kheri and Racife Diouf for fitness reasons, according to the club’s information officer, Jaffer Idd.
Idd said the team departs early with a view of acclimatizing with the cold weather in Johannesburg.
The team’s English coach Stewart John Hall said his players have practiced hard and promise to win the first leg as a way to ease pressure during the return leg.
Hall said the Mainland premiership soccer matches were instrumental in giving his players fitness to gear up for the international tie.
...Yanga depart to Kigali
MAINLAND soccer champions Young Africans board a short-haul flight to Kigali where they are lined up to play against the country’s champions Apr ion the first leg match of the CAF Champions League on Saturday.
The match will be played at the Amahoro Stadim as Yanga have a contingent of 35 people including 20 players and the rest are officials. Excluded in the trip are skipper Nadir Harioub, Geoffrey Mweshiuya and third-choice goalkeeper Benedict Tinocco.
The club’s ahead of information directorate Jerry Muro said the team is well prepared for the counter and promised victory against the Rwandan side.