LIVE: Pyramids FC v Nigeria’s Enyimba | CAF Confederation Cup
18:00 Cairo local time | 12:00 ET Canada-USA
Venue: Air Defence Stadium, Cairo
Referee: Victor Gomes
Egyptian side Pyramids FC will be looking to secure a comfortable first-leg advantage when they host Nigeria’s Enyimba in the African Confederation Cup quarter-final on Sunday.
Pyramids are eager to make up for last year’s agonizing defeat by Morocco’s RS Berkane in the Confederation Cup final, which left them waiting for their first piece of silverware.
The club have been spending big over the past few seasons after being bought by Arab Gulf investors, but they are still finding it difficult to challenge Cairo giants Ahly and Zamalek for domestic honors.
But the Confederation Cup, Africa’s secondary club competition, represents a good chance for Pyramids to have a shot at what would be their first-ever crown.
Pyramids have been inconsistent in the Egyptian Premier League lately, holding leaders Zamalek to a 1-1 draw and beating Wadi Degla 3-1 before suffering a stunning 4-2 loss to top-flight debutants Ceramica Cleopatra.
Pyramids finished second in their group behind runaway leaders Raja of Morocco while Enyimba narrowly topped theirs ahead of South Africa’s Orlando Pirates.
Enyimba will miss suspended winger Anayo Iwuala and defender Nabil Yarou, who was unable to travel to Egypt due to passport issues. Pyramids have an almost fully fit squad to choose from.