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Cecafa Final: It’s Yanga Versus Azam

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more about geneva; font-size: small;”>Cecafa General secretary Nicholas Musonye told a press conference Friday afternoon that kick off for the finals will be 4:00pm prompt with extra time in case of a draw in the normal time.

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medical geneva; font-size: small;”>The day’s match officials have however remained a secret of the organizing committee till four hours to kick off. “We shall not disclose the match referees until 4 hours to kick off” Musonye told the journalists.

Earlier before the highly anticipated derby, APR will battle visiting AS Vita club from DR Congo in a classification game scheduled for 1:00pm.

Both games will be live on Super sport. Hamis Kiiza, a Ugandan International who notched Yanga’s sole goal against determined APR will lead his club’s attacking line.

Kiiza has gained a lot of popularity in Tanzania and he is ranked the most famous foreign player in the region’s biggest country. His jersey number (20) sells so high among the club fans.

To storm the finals, Azam exited AS Vita Club with Mrisho Ngasa scoring the winner in the added minutes of the extra time.

Football politics here have however pointed at a likelihood of Mrisho missing on the day’s squad over allegations that the young player is a diehard of Yanga SC! Such accusations are a common talk in Dar es Salaam.

Azam goes into today’s final with an upper hand after humbling their opponents twice in the league this year with a 3-1 win in each of the two matches. The APR Dutch head coach Ernie Brandts has also predicted that Azam will emerge champions.

“I think Azam will be champions. They play better football.” Brandts said. The Dutch tactician however down played his game against Vita Club saying, ‘I am not interested in the 3rd or 4th place…. I wanted to win the championship’.

Yanga will play with one of their game makers Godfrey Taita who received match orders from a Kenyan Referee Anthony Ogwayo last Thursday.

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