Record Tanzanian champions Yanga SC seems to have thrown in the towel ahead of a crunch test in Caf Confederation Cup clash with Gor Mahia.
Yanga will step into the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday for a do-or-die clash, clearly aware that nothing but a win will keep them afloat in the competition.
Yanga are rooted at the bottom of Group D with just a point after three games and they need nothing less than maximum points to remain in the hunt for a place at the next stage.
Coach Mwinyi Zahera, who joined the side two months ago, is hoping his charges can revive their campaign with a victory against their Kenyan guests despite the problems.
“Gor Mahia is a good team and we have to be ready for them, but looking at our condition we cannot promise more.”
But that dream is being slowed down by financial problems that saw the team only resume training on Wednesday, since their 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Kenyan champions on July 18 in Nairobi.
“Our plans are in tatters because we couldn’t train for almost five days because of economic hardship facing the club as players were demanding their salaries and signing-on fees. It is very hard for us.
“We know that this game against Gor Mahia is the only chance to revive our hopes to go through the next stage. It is a must-win game, and we need to work hard to make it happen,” Zahera was quoted by Caf online.
Yanga have only a win to show for in the last 15 matches.