Ngasa believes Yanga can beat Al Ahly

02Apr 2016
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Ngasa believes Yanga can beat Al Ahly

Former Young Africans SC striker Mrisho Ngasa says that the Jangwani Street-based side can defeat Al Ahly of Egypt if they would do away with tension.

Mrisho Ngassa

The sides meet in the African Champions League second round, first leg on April 9 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Ngasa said yesterday through a telephone call from South Africa where he turns for Free State Stars that Yanga are required to have confidence and forget the history that Egyptians sides are soccer power houses.

“Yanga can beat them if they are fearless. They need to be careful and avoid unnecessary mistakes which give their opponents an advantage.

What I know about Yanga is that they fear Arab teams,” Ngasa said, noting that Yanga always prepare well but when they meet Egyptian or Moroccan clubs they play in a haywire fashion.

He expressed the hope that Yanga will do well because they have a good team which was tremendously improving.
The teams will meet in the return leg match on April 19 in Cairo.

Yanga and Al Ahly met for the last time in 2014 and the Egyptian side eliminated them on 4-3 result in post-match penalty shootouts. Ngasa featured for Yanga in both legs.

Yanga won 1-0 in Dar es Salaam and Al Ahly also won 1-0 in the return leg match in Egypt.

Yanga advanced to face the Egyptian champions after throwing out APR of Rwanda on a 3-1 aggregate.