CAF CC: Dominant Pyramids defeat Horoya, set final date with RS Berkane

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Pyramids FC 2-0 Horoya AC

Pyramids FC booked a berth in the CAF Confederation Cup final after defeating Guinea’s Horoya AC 2-0 in the semi final played at the Mohammed V Complex in Casablanca, Morocco.

Pyramids who were playing in the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time ever will face Moroccan side RS Berkane who were last year’s losing finalists.

From the onset, Pyramids dominated the affairs and thought they had won themselves a penalty when Abdallah Said went down in the box but VAR rescinded referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa’s decision in the 64th minute.

It only took two minutes for second half substitute Ibrahim Hassan to break Horoya’s resilience in the 74th minute with a low drive past goalkeeper Moussa Camara.

Hassan has just replaced Ghanaian striker John Antwi as the game was still tied at goalless and heading to the final quarter.

One minute after Hassan’s goal, Abdallah Said doubled Pyramids’ lead with a sublime strike from outside the box.

Horoya thought they had pulled one back through Alseny Camara Agogo but VAR cancelled it for offside.

It was the first time Horoya lost a game this season and had to start life without the legendary striker Aristade Bance who officially left the club in July this year.

Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Robert Odongkara was among the five substitutes on the Horoya bench but remained unused.

While Horoya’s head coach Lamine N’diaye conceded his team’s defeat, his equal number Ante Cacic spoke with optism ahead of the final game against Berkane.

” We played very well and controlled the game for the whole match and that’s why I think we deserved the win. I know Berkane is a strong opponent but if we play the same way as today maybe we can win the cup.” Ante Cacic said after the game.

Sunday 25th October at the Prince Monlay Abdellah stadium in Rabat is when the final will be held between RS Berkane and the Egyptian moneybags.

RS Berkane beat their fellow countrymen Hassania Agadir 2-1 in the first semi final played on Monday night.

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