Preview: Masry face tough test in Confed Cup, Pyramids FC aim to maintain perfect run

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 12 Mar 2022

Egypt’s Masry will face a tough mission against Otôho d'Oyo of Congo in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup at Suez stadium on Sunday, while Pyramids FC will be looking to maintain their perfect start to their African campaign away from home.

File Photo: Pyramids Forward Fagrie Lakay as he prepares to shoot the ball during the match with CS Sfaxien on 27 February, 2022. Photo courtesy of Pyramids Facebook page.

Pyramids claimed a full mark of nine points from their opening three matches, having beaten Libya's Ahli Tripoli, Zambian side Zanaco and Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien.

The dark horse Pyramids FC will face CS Sfaxien in the fourth round of Group A games at Tunisia’s Stade Taieb Mhiri on Sunday as they aim to cement their lead in the group.

Big-spending club Pyramids recently suffered from their 3-0 defeat to African champions Ahly in the Egyptian Premier League on Tuesday to place second in the domestic competition’s table with 26 points from 11 games, two behind leaders Ahly, who have a game in hand.

Sfaxien are likely to provide the stiffest test yet to Pyramids, who are hoping to win Africa's secondary club competition on their third appearance, having reached the final in 2020 and the semis last year.

The Tunisian team are third in Group A ranking with three points and they need a victory to keep their hopes of reaching the quarterfinals alive.

Fellow Egyptian side Masry are also aiming to advance their position in Group C ranking when they host Otôho d'Oyo of Congo also on Sunday.

Masry are in the third place with four points, sharing the same number of points with second placed Otôho d'Oyo, two points behind leaders TP Mazembe of DR Congo, so the game is expected to be tough mission for the two teams who aim to secure a place in the next round.

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