Gambia’s Yusupha Njie Wants Moroccan Club in CAF Total Confederation Cup Final
Gambia international Yusupha Njie, has expressed a strong desire for his Moroccan club FUS Rabat to reach the finals of the CAF Total Confederation Cup this year.
Rabat bowed out in the semi-finals of the previous edition after losing to Algeria’s MO Bejaia on goal aggregate. The Moroccan side emerged domestic league winners last year but now sits 7th in the ongoing campaign with slim chances of retaining the gong.
The decline affecting the club’s domestic performances has been partly blamed on the packed game schedule including several continental matches. However, FUS Rabat’s 2016 Standout Player wants the capital outfit not to only thrive so far in the Total CC Cup but go further and reach the finals.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We’re mid in the table due to so many matches that we played this season. We are hoping to correct that and the CAF Cup is very important to us this year because we were in the semi-finals last year and we want to reach the finals this time,”[/perfectpullquote]
Njie, who joined the side four years ago, said.
The campaign to the finals began this past weekend with FUS Rabat humbling Uganda’s champions Kampala City Capital Authority Football Club, in group A’s opening game. The skillful attacker netted Rabat’s second goal before assisting in a third at the Stade de FUS.
“It’s always very important for the team to win our first game in the group stages. A 3-0 home win is a great feeling and good for our confidence,” the former Real de Banjul man said.
The Moroccan outfit faces a tough task in July when they participate in the Arab Cup to be hosted in Cairo but priority is focused on tackling Nigeria’s Rivers United next week Wednesday in Lagos.
“We don’t know them (Rivers United) very well but like we always prepare our matches, it’s an important game for us,” he tells Ducor Sports from Rabat.
Featured photo: Fath Union Sport’s starting eleven during a CAF 2015 Confederation Cup football match against AS Togo-Port in the Moroccan capital of Rabat on March 13, 2015. (Getty Images)