Preview: Egypt's Masry hoping to secure passage to Confed Cup quarters

Ahram Online , Saturday 19 Mar 2022

Egypt's Masry will be hoping to secure their place in the African Confederation Cup quarter-final when they host Cameroon's Coton Sport in their penultimate Group C clash on Sunday.

Masry beat Congo s AS Otoho 1-0 in their previous Confederation Cup game (Photo: the club s official Twitter account)

Although the Port Said-based club, who stage their home games in Alexandria, are stuttering in the Egyptian Premier League, they have fared better in the Confederation Cup.

They top their group with seven points from four games, ahead of DR Congo giants TP Mazembe on goal difference and three points clear of Congo's AS Otoho. Coton Sport lie at the bottom on three points.

Should Masry defeat Coton Sport, they will advance to the last eight if AS Otoho fail to beat Mazembe in the other group match.

"Tomorrow's match will be difficult but we are keen on securing our qualification before the final round," Masry coach Moine Chaabani told the pre-match news conference.

"It will be tough because the game is Coton Sport's last chance to keep alive their chances of reaching the quarters … but we are ready despite being under pressure in the past period," he added, referring to Masry's disappointing domestic run.

The club have failed to win any of their last five league games, dropping to eighth in the table with 16 points from 12 matches.

In Group A of Africa's secondary club competition, already-qualified Pyramids FC will be looking to secure top spot when they play Libya's Ahly Tripoli away from home.

Pyramids are on top with 10 points, just one ahead of Ahly.

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