Caf CC: Young Africans progress to group stages

Tanzania football giants, clinic Young African Sports Club have progressed to the 2016 Caf confederations Cup group stages despite losing 1-0 away to Sagrada Esperanca in Angola.

Yanga as they’re commonly, carried a two goal advantage courtesy of Simon Msuva and Anthony Matteo heroics from the first leg played on Saturday 7 May at the Benjamin Mkapa National stadium, Dar es Salaam.

The Vodacom premier league champions absorbed the hosts shock and a hostile environment despite going down by a goal through Love Kabungula’s 25th minute strike.

Yanga also survived a late penalty just before the final whistle that erupted into ugly scenes from the dissatisfied fans who reportedly attacked and injured Deogratius Munishi, the Tanzanian club’s first choice keeper.

Ugandan stars Emma Okwi and Hamid Diego’ Kizza have recently featured for the Dar giants.

In the other match played, Emmanuel Okwi’s former Tunisian club Etoile Du Sahel also progressed with the same margin despite falling 1-0 Mounana.

Eight teams will qualify for the group stages where two groups of eight teams each will be drawn.

The draw for the group stage will be held on 24 May 2016. Each group is played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the semi-finals.


Young Africans line up that played in Angola.

Deogratius Munishi, Juma Abdul, Oscar Joshua, Vicente Bossou, Nadir Haroub, Mbuyu Twite, Simon Msuva, Thabani Kamusoko, Amisi Tambwe, Donald Ngoma, Haruna Niyonzima

Ally Mustafa, Mwinyi Haji, Kelvin Yondani, Deus Kaseke, Geofrey Mwashiuya, Mateo Anthony, Paul Nonga

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