Pyramids reach CAF Confederation Cup final

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Wed, 21 Oct 2020 - 06:49 GMT

File- Pyramids players celebrate the victory

File- Pyramids players celebrate the victory

CAIRO-21 October 2020: Pyramids defeated Guinea’s Horoya 2-0 on Tuesday night in the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals to reach the competition’s final in their debut year.

The dream campaign continued for Pyramids who aim to win a title for the first time in the club’s history.

Ibrahim Hassan opened the score for the Egyptian team and one minute later the team’s veteran midfielder Abdullah El Said doubled the score to secure his team’s victory.

“We played very well and controlled the game for the whole match and that’s why I think we deserved the win.” Pyramids manager Ante Cacic said after the game.

Pyramids players expect a tough final as they will face RS Berkane, who reached the competition’s final for the second consecutive year.

Cacic added “I know that Berkane is a strong opponent but if we play the same way as today, maybe we can win the title.”

Pyramids have had an amazing run towards the competition's semi-finals in their first participation in the competition.

In the Preliminary round, Pyramids defeated Etoile du Congo 5-1 on aggregate to reach the first round where they defeated CR Belouizdad 2_1 on aggregate.

In the second round, Pyramids defeated Young Africans 5-1 on aggregate to reach the group stage. Pyramids were drawn alongside Al Masry, Enugu Rangers from Nigeria and Mauritania's FC Nouadhibou.

Pyramids won five games out of six to reach the quarter-finals as group leaders and they faced Zambian giants Zanaco but the Egyptian side achieved a 3_1 win to reach the semi-finals.

The final is set to be played on Sunday 25 October at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.

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