Young Africans (Yanga SC) striker Fiston Mayele had admitted they will face a tall order coming up against USM Alger in the Caf Confederation Cup final.
The Tanzanian champions reached their first-ever final of the Caf competitions after defeating South Africa’s Marumo Gallants 4-1 on aggregate while USM sailed through after a 2-0 aggregate result against ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast.
Ahead of the first leg meeting at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on May 28, Mayele, who scored the opening goal against Marumo in the away fixture believes the Timu ya Mwananchi will have to fight to get past the Algerian side.
“They [USM Alger] are a good team and both of us have reached the finals meaning that we are equally a good team. Since we are beginning at home, we will fight hard to get more goals and try hard not to concede,” Mayele said as quoted by Daily News.
“In the return leg, we are also going to work hard for the sake of producing another convincing win.”
On why Yanga achieved to reach the final, Mayele said: “What has made us reach this far is the quality of good players we have in the squad and you see it yourself that the way we play in the league is different from the way we embrace Caf games.”
After meeting in Tanzania for the first leg, Yanga will travel for the return leg on June 3.