Pyramids FC secure goalless draw with APR in CAF Champions League opener

Ahram Online , Sunday 17 Sep 2023

Egyptian side Pyramids FC got a first-leg advantage by holding APR to a 0-0 draw in Rwanda during the round of 32 clash in the CAF Champions League on Sunday.

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Pyramids FC midfielder Ibrahim Adel in action against APR of Rwanda in a Confederation Cup game on Sunday. Photo: Pyramids X account.


This was Pyramids FC's inaugural appearance in the prestigious competition, marking a significant milestone for the club.

However, they had to play the match without veteran playmaker Abdallah El-Said and classy winger Ramadan Sobhi, who were both sidelined due to injuries.

The hosts began the game brightly, creating two clear-cut opportunities within the first 25 minutes.

They also had a goal disallowed for offside just four minutes later.

In response to their sluggish start, coach Jaime Pacheco made a substitution, introducing Burkinabe international midfielder Blate Toure at the expense of Ahmed Tawfik to bolster the midfield and gain better control over the game.

The second half witnessed a noticeable improvement in Pyramids FC's performance as they asserted their dominance in terms of possession.

However, they failed to pose a significant threat in front of goal.

The second leg is scheduled to take place in Cairo after a two-week. 

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