Pyramids and Al Ittihad still unbeaten in group stages

Pyramids and Al Ittihad still unbeaten in group stages
Pyramids players celebrate

by Helder Ribiero

Friday Mar 11, 2022. 14:00

Pyramids will be aiming to maintain their perfect record in the CAF Confederation Cup group stages, while Zanaco and Royal Leopards remain without a single point going into matchday four.

Pyramids will be looking to make it four wins from four in Group A when they take on CS Sfaxien at Stade Hammadi Agrebi on Sunday night.

The Egyptian outfit maintained their 100 per cent record in the group stages with a 1-0 win over Juventus El Arab in Cairo last time out. The Tunisian club occupy third place on three points after picking up just one victory from their opening three matches, having beaten Zanaco 1-0 on matchday one.

Zanaco welcome Al Ahli Tripoli to the Heroes National Stadium on Sunday afternoon still searching for their first points in the group.

The Bankers are rock-bottom after a 2-0 loss in the reverse fixture in Benghazi a fortnight ago was their third defeat on the spin. The team from Libya have won their last two games to sit second in the group on six points.

Orlando Pirates will be targeting more of the same when they welcome Royal Leopards to the Orlando Stadium on Sunday evening.

The Buccaneers battled back from two early goals down to thrash Ingwe Mabalabala 6-2 in the away leg on matchday three to move to six points and maintain second spot in Group B. Leopards remain fourth in the pool following three straight defeats.

Al Ittihad will attempt to maintain their unbeaten start in the group when they lock horns with JS Saoura at Stade du 5 Juillet 1962.

Al Ameed were held to a 1-1 draw by the Eagles on matchday three to bring an end to their perfect record in the group stages, although they still lead the way on seven points. The Algerian club have collected four points from their opening three outings to occupy third spot.

Group C leaders TP Mazembe will be looking to take a step closer to the knockout stages when they meet Coton Sport at the Roumde Adjia Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Ravens bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Al Masry on matchday two by beating the Cottoners 1-0 in the reverse fixture to move to six points. Coton Sport prop up the group on two points courtesy of draws against Al Masry (0-0) and AS Otoho (1-1).

Al Masry and AS Otoho clash at the Borg El Arab Stadium on Sunday evening with both teams tied on four points.

AS Otoho leapfrogged the Green Eagles into second place after a 1-0 win in DR Congo two weeks ago, having drawn 1-1 with Coton Sport on matchday two. The Egyptian club had gone unbeaten in their opening two matches, drawing 0-0 with Coton Sport first up before they defeated TP Mazembe 2-0.

Group D remains tight as leaders RS Berkane prepare to do battle with second-placed Simba at the National Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Oranges Boys replaced Simba at the summit on six points with a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture on matchday three as they bounced back from a 3-1 defeat to ASEC Mimosas the previous week. The Tanzanian champions trail them by two points after seeing their unbeaten run come to an end.

ASEC Mimosas host USGN at Stade de l’Amitie on Sunday evening with the two teams looking to keep their respective hopes alive in the competition.

The Mimosas bring up the rear on three points after going down 2-0 to the same opponents in Niamey on matchday three. The Niger champions are one point better off in third position after going unbeaten in their last two encounters, having drawn 1-1 with Simba on matchday two.

Sunday’s fixtures: (Kick-off times CAT)

15h00: Zanaco v Al Ahli Tripoli

15h00: Coton Sport v TP Mazembe

15h00: Simba v RS Berkane

18h00: Orlando Pirates v Royal Leopards

18h00: Al Masry v AS Otoho

18h00: ASEC Mimosas v USGN

20h00: CS Sfaxien v Pyramids

20h00: JS Saoura v Al Ittihad

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