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Yanga Proceed to Next Round Despite FC Platinum Win

Yanga Proceed to Next Round Despite FC Platinum Win

By Admin,

Young Africans proceeded to the next stage of the competition despite going down one nil to FC Platinum.

Yanga go through on a 5 – 2 aggregate after beating the platinum miners 5 – 1 in the reverse fixture three weeks ago.

Walter Musona struck a beauty for the home side in the 30th minute which somehow restored some pride for FC Platinum following the battering in Tanzania.

The home side made their intentions clear in the opening stages as Yanga found themselves on the back foot.

However, the first real scoring chance came in the 12th minute when Wellington Kamudyariwa made a solo run before finding Ngoma who connected first time but his effort was spilled by Ally Mtinge in goals for the visitors.

The spill fell onto the path of Brian Muzondiwa who directed his effort wide.

However, Yanga also had their moments when an in swinger from the corner kick was connected by Mrisho Ngasa but Petros Mhari in goals for the hosts was equal to the task.

Barely three minutes later FC Platinum found the breakthrough when Brian Muzondiwa squared Musona who hit the ball first time from the edge of the box which hit the cross bar before nestling into the nets.

The goal spurred the home side on and could have doubled the lead two minutes later but Muzondiwa failed to latch on to a Raphael Muduviwa cross.

The first stanza ended with the platinum miners on the ascendancy but another goal remained elusive.

The second half was another tale of missed chances as Young Africans slowly crawled back into the game.

Thabani Kamusoko also had his chance in the 75th minute but his effort was saved.

In the end Yanga were content with knocking the ball around to wind the clock down knowing victory was theirs.

For Norman Mapeza exit from the tournament now means focus shifts to the domestic season, where they have not made the brightest start earning a single point from two games

 

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