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Preview: Egypt’s Masry in tough mission against Burkinabe Salitas in Confederation Cup

Ahmad Hassan, Friday 21 Dec 2018
Ahmed Shoukry
CAF Confederation Cup - Semi Final - First Leg - Al Masry vs AS Vita Club - Al Masry Club Stadium, Port Said, Egypt - October 3, 2018 AS Vita Club' Makwekwe Kupa in action with Al Masry's Ahmed Shoukry. REUTERS
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Masry will face an uphill climb to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit when they meet Burkina Faso’s Salitas in Ouagadougou in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup second round on Saturday.

The last season's semi-finalists find themselves under the threat of exiting the competition at the first hurdle after slumping to a surprising loss before their own supporters in Port Said.

Masry have been under-performing since the departure of coach Hossam Hassan to fellow Egyptian side Pyramids FC last October.

The club has recently named Ihab Galal as  they are desperate to arrest a slump in form.

They are currently 12th in the Egyptian Premier League table.

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