LIVE: Al Masry SC v Vita Club | CAF Confederation Cup semi-final
Match K.O. 15:00 Cairo Local Time
Egypt’s Masry will be eyeing their first ever final appearance in an African competition as they host DR Congo’s AS Vita Club in the first leg of the Confederation Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
Masry might be struggling in the Egyptian Premier League but they seem determined to go far in the Confederation Cup and better their two semi-final appearances in the now-defunct Cup Winners’ Cup and CAF Cup in 1999 and 2002 respectively.
— Al-Masry SC (@AlMasrySC) October 3, 2018
“It was our first target to reach the group stage. But once we were there we started thinking of going all the way long,” Masry coach Hossam Hassan, Egypt’s all-time leading scorer, told CAFonline after his side beat Algeria’s USM Alger 2-0 on aggregate in the last eight.
Although Masry’s squad does not boast big names, Hassan has managed to build an efficient side that are defying all the odds.
Cairo giants Ahly are the only Egyptian side to have won the Confederation Cup, having lifted the trophy in 2014 when they beat Ivory Coast’s Sewe Sport in the final.
LIVE: Al Masry SC v Vita Club
Match K.O. 15:00 Cairo Local Time | Live feed will be updated