Yanga leave for Algiers

17Jun 2016
Our Reporter
The Guardian
Yanga leave for Algiers

MAINLAND soccer kings Young Africans are expected to board a flight to Algiers later tonight to honour their first leg match of the CFA Confederation Cup group stage phase against hosts Mo Bajaea to be played on Sunday.

The Tanzanian team has been camping in Turkish commercial city of Istanbul for almost a week under their Dutch coach, Hans van Pluijm.

Yanga are expecting to play their match under floodlights in Algiers owing to Algerian tradition when it comes to host games in the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

Coach Pluijm has been training his boys during night hours to acclimatise with what is expected in Algiers. Most of the Mo Bajaea players and fans are Muslims and the match is unlikely to be played during day time.

Yanga cruised into the CAF group stage phase after breezing past Angolan side Sagrada Esparanca with a hard won 2-1 goal aggregate victory last month.

The Tanzania champions found themselves in the Confederations Cup drawing after being eliminated from the lucrative CAF Champions League by Egyptian National Al Ahly last month.

The second match of the CAF group stage for Yanga is against Democratic Republic of Congo’s TP Mazembe who are based in Lubumbashi.

TP Mazembe will play their first leg game against Yanga at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam next week.

Another team in the Yanga group is Madema from Ghana.

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