Tanzanian president offers private jet to Yanga for Confederation Cup

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CAF Confederations Cup Tanzanian president offers private jet to Yanga for Confederation Cup

Mark Kinyanjui 11:45 - 19.05.2023

The two-legged final will take place first on the 28th in Dar-es-Salaam before a return leg in Algiers on June 3rd 2023 with the side set to travel there through the chattered flight.

CAF Confederations Cup finalists Young Africans will be traveling like kings to Algeria after president Samia Suluhu Hassan offered to charter a private jet to the side for their encounter against USM Algier in the second leg of the final as revealed by club president Hersi Said.

The Tanzanian Premier League champions-elect beat Marumo Gallants 4-1 on aggregate to set a double-legged final tie against Algerian side USM Algier between May 28 and Jun 3, 2023.

"I am happy Tanzanian football is getting more support from the government; it's great because it helps the game grow," Said noted while appearing on Soccer Africa, an African football magazine show on Supersport.

"For example, our president H.E Mama Suluhu Hassan Samia has promised to get us her private jet which will fly us to Algeria for the return leg, and we're grateful for the help."

The soft-spoken administrator was also on hand to explain the contract situation of some of Yanga's star players, especially in-form forward Fiston Mayele and the club's transfer targets.

"Our first position is to keep our best players, the second is to allow them to go because they're not slaves.”

“But yes, we have a few players we are looking at in the PSL; we want to take them to Tanzania," Said noted.

Mayele has been in rich form scoring six goals on the continent and netting 16 times in the league; he has a year left on his current contract.

It has been a wonderful season for Yanga. They have already won the Tanzania Premier League with two league games to spare following a resounding 4-2 win over Dodoma Jiji last Saturday.

They could create history by being the first ever East African side to win the Confederation Cup tournament, which is the equivalent of the UEFA Europa league.