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Yanga held at home by Rayon Sports

19:57 BST 16/05/2018
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The results leaves Yanga at the bottom of group D with only a single point

Yanga were held to a goalless draw by Rwanda’s Rayon Sports in their second game of the CAF Confederation Cup group stage at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam.

This now marks the eighth game Yanga have played without a win since the departure of their former Head Coach, George Lwandamina early on April. They have since drawn three times and lost a staggering five times.

The results leaves Yanga at the bottom of group D with only a point after they lost their opening game against  USM Alger.

In match against Rayon Sports, the Jangwani outfit were far from their normal selves with the only clear cut opportunity coming in the 68th minute when Obrey Chirwa’s effort hit the crossbar.

Apart from that attempt, Yanga looked very nervous when in possession of the ball and there were a lot of misplaced passes at the middle of the park.

With Chirwa leading the striking line, Yanga offered little going forward and there is a lot work to than needs to be done  if the team is to progress from this group.

Yanga missed some of their key players such as Ibrahim Ajib and Papy Tshishimbi who were also missing in the opening game against USM Alger.

Angolan referee Helder Martin correctly ruled out two Rayon Sports’s goals in each half for offside.

Yanga will now switch their attention to see off their remaing four league games were Simba have already won the title.

After finishing their league matches, the Jangwani lads will have to start prepartions  for another trip to Kenya were they will meet Gor Mahia on July 16 in the third match of the group stage.

Yanga’s starting line-up: Youthe Rostand, Hassan Kessy, Vicente Andrew, Kelvin Yondani, Thaban Kamusoko/Rafael Daud, Pius Buswita, Yusuph Mhilu, Obrey Chirwa/Amis Tambwe, Geoffrey Mwashiuya