Preview: Pyramids FC face Rwanda's APR in Champions League, no room for slip-ups!

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 28 Sep 2023

Pyramids FC, newly promoted to the African Champions League, is in a must-win situation facing Rwanda's APR FC in the second leg of the round of 32 in the African Champions League, set to be played on Friday.

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Pyramids FC players celebrating. Pyramids FC official account on X


The Egyptian side, determined to make their mark in the prestigious tournament, gained an advantage in the first leg by holding APR to a goalless draw in Rwanda last week.

Pyramids FC secured their maiden entry into the Champions League after finishing as runners-up in the Egyptian Premier League (EPL) last season.

APR FC advanced to the second preliminary round following a 3-1 aggregate victory over Somalia’s Gaadiidka FC in the first round last month.

Pyramids FC's squad has received a boost with the return of veteran playmaker Abdallah El-Said and talented winger Ramadan Sobhi, both of whom were sidelined due to injuries during the first leg.

Despite making notable signings during the busy summer transfer window, the club is yet to claim their first trophy in a season filled with domestic and continental competitions.

They brought in international midfielder Mohanad Lasheen from Modern Future FC and Mostafa Fathi, Youssef Osama Nabih, and Seif Farouk Gaafar from Zamalek.

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

In the midweek, the club secured a 1-0 victory over NBE Club in the EPL after a 2-2 draw against Zamalek.

"We are fully prepared for the game against APR FC, and the players have pledged to deliver a superb performance to achieve our goal of reaching the group stage," stated Pyramids FC’s Coach Mohamed Nagi “Gedo.”


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