The quarterfinals of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup have come to an end, and the semifinalists have been determined.
Young Africans (Yanga), the champions of the Tanzanian league, have made it to the semifinals for the first time ever and will play against South African newcomers Marumo Gallants.
In the second semifinal, Ivorian team Asec Mimosas will face off against Algeria’s USM Alger.
Yanga secured their place in the final four by defeating Nigeria’s Rivers United, with the decisive result being a 2-0 victory in the first leg and a 0-0 draw in the second leg.
Gallants, on the other hand, continued their impressive run by beating 2019-20 finalists Pyramids 2-1 on aggregate, with a 1-0 victory in the second leg following a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
The match between Yanga and Marumo will have added significance because coach Dylan Kerr, who previously coached Yanga’s rival Simba in 2015-2016, will lead Marumo as they face Yanga in Dar es Salaam.
Asec advanced to the semifinals for the first time ever in the new dispensation of the competition, defeating Tunisia’s US Monastir 2-0 in Abidjan after a 0-0 draw in the first leg in North Africa.
USM Alger progressed to the semifinals by defeating Morocco’s AS FAR 4-3 on aggregate, with a 2-0 victory in the first leg proving decisive despite a 3-2 loss in the second leg.
The first leg of the semifinals will take place on May 10, with the return fixtures scheduled for a week later.