Yanga fly without Togolese defender

22Jul 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Yanga fly without Togolese defender

MAINLAND soccer champions Young Africans are expected to board Accra-bound flight early tomorrow morning to honour their return leg match of the CAF Confederation Cup against Medeama.

Yanga central defender Vincent Boussou expresses appreciation to cheering fans at the end of a league game.

The team would miss one of their important first-choice central defender Vincent Boussou, who has been ruled out of the clash as a result of conceding two yellow cards in the previous CAF assignments.

The match is scheduled to be played in Ghanaian west coast port city of Sekondi on Tuesday evening.
This is the fourth out of six matches for the Tanzanian team that still searches for their maiden win in the extended Confederation Cup quarterfinal series.

The teams met during the first leg match played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam last Saturday that ended in 1-1 draw.
Both Yanga and Medeama have not posted victories in the matches and a loss for either side would herald end of the road in the campaign to win semi-final berth progression.

Besides missing the towering Togolese defender on technical aspects, three other players will not be on board the flight to Accra.

These include Deus Kaseke, Geoffrey Mwashiuya who is nursing injuries and newly signed Hassan Kessy whose transfer from archrivals Simba is highly protracted.
Yanga team manager Hafidh Saleh has confirmed the team’s travelling reservations for tomorrows’ flight.

With one goal and as many point from four matches, Yanga are in must win situation in all of their remaining matches if they are to realise semi-final progression.

Hard-to beat TP Mazembe are perched at the top of the group A teams with seven points, opening a two-point gap over Algerian Mo Bejaia.

The two teams in the group are in pole position to sail through the semis stage though the three matches remaining might change the trend. Winless Yanga are at the base of the four-team standings with likelihood of crashing out of the series if they don’t prove otherwise.