Pyramids, Horoya, Agadir and Berkane into Confederation Cup semis


The Confederation Cup will have a new name on the trophy this year

Debutants Pyramids FC reached the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup when beating Zambians Zanaco 3-1 on aggregate on Sunday.

Cruising through to their maiden appearance in a continental club championship, the Egyptians lost 1-0 at home on Sunday after Rodgers Kola’s first-half winner but advanced courtesy of their impressive first-leg display.

In the next round, the cash-rich club will meet Guinea’s Horoya, who beat Nigerians Enyimba 2-0 at home to also win through 3-1 on aggregate.

Simeon Bolaji and Boubacar Samassekou both scored for the only unbeaten team left in the competition.

The other semi-final will pit Hassania Agadir against fellow Moroccan side RS Berkane.

Berkane’s 1-0 win over Egypt’s Al Masry on Sunday night was enough to take them through 3-2 on aggregate – Larbi Naji with the only goal of the game.

Hassania defeated Al Nasr of Libya 2-0, thanks to a penalty from Karim El Berkaoui and a last-gasp goal from Redah Atassi, to advance as comprehensive 7-0 aggregate winners, a record aggregate scoreline for this stage of the competition.

Following requests by Moroccan health authorities, both games were played behind closed doors, as a response to the coronavirus outbreak.



BBC