Aucho is not complacent ahead of Rivers' tie despite a good advantage

Aucho (middle) celebrates with teammates Kennedy Musonda (left) and Fiston Mayele (right) (courtesy)

CAF CC Aucho is not complacent ahead of Rivers' tie despite a good advantage

Peter Tabu 09:31 - 29.04.2023

Despite a 2-0 aggregate lead, 'Dakatari wa mpiira' says it's not over yet because both teams are good, having reached this level in the competition.

Uganda Cranes assistant captain and Young Africans midfielder Khalid Aucho is raring to go ahead of his side's CAF Confederations Cup quarter-final second leg against Rivers United from Nigeria.

Despite a 2-0 aggregate lead, 'Dakatari wa mpiira' says it's not over yet because both teams are good, having reached this level in the competition.

"Winning home or away doesn't mean it's a guarantee; the moment you step on the pitch, everything ends there, so we have to fight and see it through," Aucho told Pulse Sports.

"Our target is simple, reach the competition's semifinals, and we will see what happens after,” he noted.

Aucho, who managed 30 minutes in the first leg, was asked what it would mean if he helped guide Young Africans to their first-ever Confederations Cup title, Aucho was quick to state that, for now, it's one game at a time.

"Let's first get the job (Rivers game) out of the way, then we see what happens, but it would be a great feeling,” Aucho added.

Yanga's 2-0 aggregate lead was courtesy of a Fiston Kalala Mayele brace in Uhyo; the 'vibrator' like he is fondly known has been in top form, scoring 16 league goals and adding three on the continent.

Nabbi Nasreddine's charges are looking to reach their first-ever CAF Confederations Cup semifinal in the club's history.

CAF Confederations Cup Fixtures - Sunday

Young Africans Vs Rivers United (2-0 Agg)

ASEC Mimosas Vs US Monastir (0-0 Agg)

AS FAR Vs USM Alger (0-2 Agg)

Marumo Gallants Vs Pyramids (1-1 Agg)

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