Nigeria's Enugu Rangers end Pyramids FC's perfect run in Confederation Cup

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 Jan 2020

File Photo: Egypt's Pyramids FC v Nigeria's Enugu Rangers (Photo: On their Official Twitter)

Nigerian powerhouses Enugu Rangers stunned Egyptian rising power Pyramids FC 1-0 in Cairo to end their four-match winning streak in the Confederation Cup group stage on Sunday.

Ifeanyi George latched onto a long pass from Msonter Shimaga to skip past his marker and beat the advancing keeper in the 73rd minute.

The hosts were guilty of squandering some easy chances, including a glaring one from Ghanaian striker John Antwi with the goal at his mercy and a close-range header from Mohamed ElGabbas that was brilliantly denied by Nigerian keeper Nana Bonsu.

After securing the top spot of this group with 12 points from their previous four matches, Pyramids FC coach Ante Cacic rested several of his key players such as skipper and schemer Abdallah El-Said, winger Islam Eissa, midfielder Emad "Dunga" Nabil and defender Ali Gabr.

Enugu Rangers are now third of the group with five points, one behind Egyptian side Masry who play FC Nouadhibou of Mauritania later on Sunday.

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