Preview: Pyramids FC open first-ever Champions League campaign against Rwanda's APR FC

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 16 Sep 2023

Pyramids FC who were newly promoted to the Africa Champions League are set to kick off their campaign in the prestigious tournament against Rwanda's APR FC in the first leg of the 1st preliminary round in Kigali on Sunday.

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Pyramids FC open first-ever Champions League campaign against Rwanda s APR FC. Pyramids FC twitter account


APR FC reached the second preliminary round after beating Gaadiidka FC of Somalia 3-1 on aggregate in the first round last month.

The big-spending team, which is owned by Gulf investors, secured their place in the Champions League for the first time in their five-year history in the Egyptian Premier League (EPL) after finishing runners-up in the domestic competition.

Still searching

Pyramids FC are still searching for their first trophy in a season packed with domestic and continental competitions.

They will be doing so in the EPL, the Egypt Cup - in both its old and new editions - and the Egyptian Champions Super Cup.

Pyramids FC made several notable signings during the busy summer transfer window.

They acquired international midfielder Mohanad Lasheen from Modern Future FC; and Mostafa Fathi, Youssef Osama Nabih, and Seif Gaafar from Zamalek, 

They also acquired midfielder Mohamed Reda "Bobo" from Future FC and Congolese striker Fiston Mayele from Tanzania's Young Africans.

Pyramids FC will have to do against APR FC without winger Ramadan Sobhi, who is out with a muscular injury, and Bobo, who is undergoing hernia surgery.

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