The Pyramids team tops the standings of their group with 6 points after winning the first round against Zambian Nkana, then the victory over Tanzanian Namungo, Moroccos Raja comes second with 6 points, and Nkana and Namungu are in the third and fourth places without points.
The African Union (CAF) referees committee selected a Guinean referee team for the Pyramids and Moroccan Raja match, under the leadership of the referee Ahmed Sekou Toure, assisted by the first assistant Terry Mamadi, the second assistant Abdullah Sylla, and the fourth referee, Othman Jacob Kamari.
The match is being watched by Algerian Ammar Bahloul, Cameroonian Ewong Onana, security coordinator for the meeting, General Coordinator Issam Shaban from the State of Sudan, Assistant General Coordinator Sarah Bellali from Morocco, and the special doctor monitoring Covid-19 procedures, Corona virus, Saeed Zachini from Morocco.
Pyramids scored a 3-0 victory over his Zambian counterpart Nkana in the first round match at the Air Defense Stadium, then beat Tanzanian Namungo with an unanswered goal outside his stadium, and the heavenly team qualified for the group stage after defeating the Libyan Al-Ittihad in the first 32 round with a score of 1/0 in The first leg, then with a score of 2/3 in the second leg, after which Pyramids defeated Racing Club of Ivorian 2-0 in the first leg of the 32-round round, then won the second leg with a score of 0-2, to win the team qualifying card for the group stage.
And get armed Pyramids Against Raja with his records, since his participation in the African Confederation Championship in its last version, and losing the title in the final match against the Moroccan Berkane Renaissance, he has so far fought 22 matches in the African championship, he has lost only three matches, which indicates the strength of the heavenly team.
Pyramids are expected to play the match by forming a goalkeeper: Sherif Ikrami, defensive line: Ahmed Ayman Mansour – Ali Jaber – Ahmad Fathi – Mohamed Hamdi, midfield: Omar Jaber – Islam Issa – Ramadan Sobhi – Nabil Dunga – Mahmoud Hamada, offensive line: John Antwi.
On the other hand, Jamal Salami, the Moroccan coach of Raja, seeks to win at home before his expected departure from the Moroccan champion during the coming period due to the defeat in Derby against Wydad in the league, and Al-Salami led Raja in 55 matches, with 31 wins, 9 defeats and 15 draws.
Salami won the Moroccan League with Raja, before being deposited in the African Champions League last season at the hands of Zamalek from the semi-finals.
Raja suffers from prominent absences in front of the Pyramids, led by Zakaria Al-Wardi, who was injured in the Moroccan national team camp recently and Sanad Al-Werfalli was suspended, with the possibility of Abdelilah Al Hafizi and Mahmoud Benhalib being injured as well.
The technical staff of hope breathed a sigh of relief, after it was confirmed that the Congolese duo, Fabrice Nujoma and between Malango, participated in this confrontation, as there were fears about their absence, due to their recent presence in the Congo camp to participate in the African Nations Qualifiers.
Malango specifically represents a striking force in the Raja offensive line, with Sofiane Rahimi, the team’s top scorer for the current season, locally and in continental, where his return represents a pleasant surprise to coach Jamal Al-Salami, who will leave the team after this confrontation.