Sunday 1 March 2020
Pyramids achieved a valuable victory over its host Zanaco in Lusaka, three clean, on Sunday evening, by going to the African Confederation Cup quarter-final.
The team put forward in the semi-finals of the continental competition before going into the second leg in Egypt next Sunday.
And this victory became the seventh in a row that Pyramids achieved outside the stadium in the African Championship, which is achieved for the first time in the history of Egyptian clubs.
the summary of the match:
The first quarter of an hour witnessed control by the guests, amid constant attempts at the Zambian team’s goal to open the scoring.
Pyramids scored the first goal of the match by Ali Gabr, after Abdullah Al Saeed executed a perfect corner kick that the Pyramids defender converted with a header into the net in the net of Zanaco in the 18th minute of the match.
Mohamed Farouk scored the second goal for Pyramids after following a rebound from the Zanaco goalkeeper after Abdullah Al-Saeed’s singularity, so that the ball would come to Farouk and score it with his foot in the empty net in the 24th minute.
Abdullah Al-Saeed almost scored by himself the third goal in the 31st minute, after he deflected the Zanaco defender with a high skill to shoot towards the goal from above the goalkeeper, but the ball hit the horizontal crossbar and Traore did not succeed in following it inside the net.
In the 65th minute, Pyramids were close to adding the third goal, after Mohamed Farouk rushed towards the goal of the hosts to hit the ball with a strong ground, but the Zanako goalkeeper managed to tackle it brilliantly.
Abdullah Al-Saeed managed to score the third goal in the 68th minute of a penalty kick, as he hit the ball strong in the right corner of Zanako goalkeeper.
The formation of Pyramids: Mahdi Suleiman – Muhammad Hamdi – Abdullah Bakri – Ali Jabr – Ahmed Tawfiq – Abdullah Al-Saeed – Nabil Dunga – Ibrahim Hassan – Mahmoud Hamada – Eric Traore – Muhammad Farouk.
And he was on the bench: Ahmed El-Shennawy – Islam Issa – John Antwy – Dodo El-Gabbas – Ragab Bakkar – Ahmed Ayman Mansour – and Wilfred Cannon.