Yanga key players uncertain to feature in CAF Champions League quarterfinal clash

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  • Pacome and Yao picked up the injuries during match against Azam FC at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday

Dar es Salaam. Yanga SC key players, Pacome Zouzoua and Kouassi Attohoula Yao, face uncertainty to feature 'in the upcoming CAF Champions League quarterfinal encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns after picking up injuries.

The players picked up the injuries Sunday on March 17, 2024 in the Mainland Tanzania Premier League match against Azam FC at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

With just 11 days remaining for the crucial fixture on March 30, 2024at the stadium, there is considerable concern regarding the fitness of the two players and their availability for the match.

Yanga information officer Ally Kamwe has said that official updates regarding the players' conditions will be provided within the next 72 hours, following medical assessments by the team's doctors.

Kamwe said they are awaiting the medical evaluations before making any conclusive statements about the players' ability to participate in training or in the upcoming match.

As of now, both Zouzoua and Yao are sidelined due to their injuries, raising significant doubts about their readiness for the crucial clash.

The absence of the players adds to Yanga SC's injury concerns, as they join three others – Khalid Aucho, Zawadi Mauya, and Kibwana Shomary – on the sidelines.

The team's depth will be tested as they seek to navigate through this challenging period and maintain their competitive edge in the CAF Champions League.

Zouzoua and Yao have been instrumental figures for Yanga SC throughout the season, contributing significantly to the team's success in domestic and international competitions and their progression in continental tournaments.

Their potential absence would undoubtedly be a significant blow to the team's aspirations in the CAF Champions League quarterfinals.

As Yanga SC prepare to face off Mamelodi Sundowns in what it is billed a fiercely contested encounter, the uncertainty surrounding the availability of the key players underscores the unpredictable nature of competitive football.

The coming days will be crucial as the club await positive news about the fitness of Zouzoua and Yao to feature in the upcoming fixture.