Yanga will face Angolan side GD Sagrada Esparanca in the reverse and are buoyed by a 2-0 victory in the first leg at home two weeks ago.
The Dutch-born trainer of the newly crowned Tanzania league champions, Hans Van der Pluijm believes it is high time his side reached the group stage of a major continental club championship, for the first time since 1998.
“We are not going there to defend our two goals. We are going to protect them and try to score more goals. Our target is to win and qualify,” he added.
The Tanzanian giants are inspired by their performance away from home, having found the back of the net in each of their away games at the previous rounds. Thy beat Cercle de Joachim of Mauritius 1-0 in Curepipe at the prelims, beat APR of Rwanda 2-1 in Kigali at the 1/16th round before losing to Egyptian giants Al Ahly 2-1 at the 1/8th round all in the CAF Champions League, before dropping to the second-tier competition.
Zimbabwean duo striker Donald Ngoma and playmaker Thaban Kamusoko are available after sitting out of the first leg due to suspension, and Pluijm is upbeat their presence serve a huge boost to his side.
“It is a good thing for us as the Angolans are not aware of their (Ngoma and Kamusoko) quality and I hope they will surprise them.”
After being crowned domestic champions at the weekend, midfielder Mbuyu Twite adds that they are fired up for the Esperanca test with their minds firmly on a continued run in the continental club championship.
“We have won the league at the right time; it will boost our morale ahead of the game. If they open spaces and try to attack, we will be in good position to win. In the first leg, they were defensive and it was difficult to score,” he added.
Meanwhile, Yanga will be without striker Malimi Busungu, who broke a rib during the first leg after colliding with an opposing defender.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
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