Preview: Egypt's Pyramids FC, Masry poised to stroll to Confed Cup group stage

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 Nov 2019

Pyramids host Tanzania's Young Africans, Masry take on Cote d'or of Seychelles in the second legs of the African Confederation Cup playoff round

Pyramids claimed a 2-1 first-leg victory over Tanzania's Young Africans (Photo: the club's official Twitter account)

Egypt's Pyramids FC and Masry are likely to seal smooth passage to the African Confederation Cup group stage on Sunday after claiming comfortable first-leg advantages in the first legs of the competition's playoff round.

Masry host Cote d'or of Seychelles in an afternoon kick-off in Port Said, having crushed their lowly opponents 4-0 last week on the road to all but book a ticket to the group phase.

Under coach Ihab Galal, the club have been gradually increasing their firepower, with Palestinian striker Mahmoud Wadi in particular earning plaudits for some fine displays.

Nigerian Austin Amutu and fellow frontman Ahmed Gomaa were also on target in the first leg, with Masry expected to add to the aggregate score in the return leg.

For Pyramids, it might not be that easy but they are still overwhelming favourites to advance to the next round on their first African appearance.

They take a 2-1 first-leg lead back home, having overcome Tanzania's Young Africans with a clinical away display, thanks to goals from in-form Burkinabe winger Eric Traore and veteran playmaker Abdallah El-Said.

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