Yanga uncertain to camp abroad

09Jun 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Yanga uncertain to camp abroad

MAINLAND soccer champions Young Africans have yet to decide over opening a camp outside the country ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup first leg tie against Algeria’s Mo Bejaia.

Hans van Pluijm

The last eight first leg will be played in Algeria and Yanga have just opened their camp in Dar es Salaam with little signs of the team to travel abroad.

Initially, Yanga had planned to open a foreign camp either in South Africa or Turkey but so far there is no significant development on camping arrangement.

The club’s Dutch coach Hans van Pluijm says so far his assignment is to keep the players in match fitness and all of them have reported for training.

Time is running out and it is very possible Yanga will opt to train at their base in Dar es Salaam before boarding a flight to Algiers for the first leg encounter against their hosts.

The match against the Algerian side is scheduled for June 17, just a week before hosting Lubumbashi-based TP Mazembe for the first leg at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on June 25.

Besides the two teams mentioned above, Yanga’s group for the CAF Confederation Cup last eight includes Ghana’s Madema FC.

Yanga qualified to feature in the lst eight of the Confederation Cup after sending packing Angola’s Sagrada Esperance by 2-1 goal aggregate in a playoff last month.

Prior to that Yanga were competing in the lucrative CAF Champions League before being proved wrong by Egyptian champions National Al Ahly by 3-2 aggregate goals.

It remains the only Tanzanian club that still survive in the continental club leagues.