Preview: Egyptian duo Pyramids, Future in quest for a place in CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinals

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 18 Mar 2023

The two Egyptian teams playing in the CAF Confederation Cup, Pyramids FC and Future FC, seek positive results on Sunday when the face FAR Rabat of Morocco and ASKO de Kara of Togo respectively to march on in the secondary continental tournament.

Pyramids FC striker Fakhereedine Ben Youssef. Photo: official twitter account of Pyramids


Pyramids FC are expected to face tough mission away from home as they will visit FAR Rabat in the fifth round of Group C games in a bid to cement their lead in the group.

Meanwhile, Future FC will host ASKO de Kara at El-Salam stadium in the same round of the group stage to book a place in the quarterfinals.

Pyramids FC’s Portuguese coach Jaime Pacheco showed his team’s readiness for the game, confirming he arrived in Morocco only to win.

“I respect FAR Rabat team, who have many talented players but Pyramids FC arrived here in Morocco to win,” Pacheco told the pre-game press conference.

“I am confident of my players' ability to achieve victory during the game and they are all ready for the game,” he added.

Pyramids FC held to 2-2 home draw with FAR Rabat in the first round of the group stage games.

“I know the FAR Rabat team well as we performed well in the first round game and we deserved to win but individual mistakes caused the draw,” the Pyramids FC coach said.

Both teams are in the same group, with Pyramids FC currently sitting in in the lead with eight points, one point over second placed FAR Rabat.

Future FC, on the other hand, are third with five points from four games.

Future FC are in a must-win situation to keep their slim hopes alive in the competition.

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