Young Africans & USM Alger reach CAF Confederation Cup final

Young Africans & USM Alger reach CAF Confederation Cup final

Tanzanian giants Young Africans have reached the CAF Confederation Cup final for the very first time following a 4-1 aggregate victory of Marumo Gallants of South Africa in the semi-finals.

The Wananchi were 2-0 winners in the first leg in Dar es Salaam and picked off from there in Rustenburg on Wednesday as Fiston Mayele and Kennedy Musonda found the back of the net.

Ranga Chivaviro scored the consolation for the Gallants, bringing an end to the impressive continental debut for the relegation-threatened Premier Soccer League (PSL) side.

Young Africans’ victory makes it the first time they have reached to the final of a CAF club competition, having failed to get out of group stage in previous campaigns.

They will get to face USM Alger in the final following the Algerian side’s 2-0 aggregate victory over ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast.

Both sides played out a goalless draw in Abidjan but goals from Khaled Bousseliou and Ismael Belkacemi in the return leg in Algiers got the job done. It is their first appearance in the Confederation Cup final and second in a CAF club competition after reaching the 2015 Champions League final but lost 4-1 on aggregate to TP Mazembe of DR Congo.

The two-legged Confederation Cup final will take place on May 28 and June 3, with Young Africans having home advantage first.

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