Defending champions Young Africans (Yanga) proved that they are a hard nut to crack when they hit APR of Rwanda 2-0 in a Kagame Cup match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
The Dar es Salaam outfit started the game at a low pace as they studied the opponents’ playing pattern. The Rwandese side made a number of runs but Yanga defence was keen to clear the dangers.
It took Yanga 22 minutes to score the first goal when Said Bahanuzi connected home a cross from Hamis Kiiza.
The goal boosted the morale of the players with Bahanuzi and Kiiza frequently disturbing the APR defence. It was Bahanuzi again who slotted the second goal in 67th minute.
Yanga qualified for the quarter final after finishing second in Group C, with APR third in the listing led by Atletico.
Yanga shall take on a team from Group B which comprises Azam, Mafunzo and Tusker on Monday in its quarter final match.
Yanga coach Tom Saintfiet said he was satisfied with the way his team played. Mainland champions Simba will today play Vita Club of Congo DR while Azam FC meet Kenyan champion club Tusker FC.