Pyramids eye first-leg advantage against Raja

Pyramids eye first-leg advantage against Raja
Abdalla Bekhit of Pyramids challenged by Harrison Chisala of Nkana during the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup match between Nkana and Pyramids on the 21 April 2021 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium,Ndola,Zambia /BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Jun 19, 2021. 10:00

Pyramids FC will square off with Raja Casablanca in the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final first-leg match on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

The match is scheduled to be played at the 30 June Stadium in the capital city of Egypt, Cairo.

Pyramids secured their place in the semi-finals after defeating Nigerian club Enyimba FC 5-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals.

The Egyptian side will look to Ibrahim Abdel, who was in good scoring form against Enyimba as netted three goals.

The 20-year-old winger scored twice in the first-leg encounter in Egypt, before netting once in the second-leg match in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Raja eased into the semi-finals after thumping South African giants Orlando Pirates 5-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals.

Ben Malango will be looking to continue his good form for the Moroccan giants in the Champions League having netted three goals against Pirates.

The DR Congolese marksman scored once in the first-leg match in South Africa, before grabbing a brace in the second-leg game in Morocco.

The winner on aggregate between Pyramids and Raja will face Cameroonian club Cotonsport FC or Algerian side JS Kabylie in the final.

Burundian match referee Pacifique Ndabihawenimana will officiate the first-leg encounter between Pyramids and Raja.

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