Egyptian duo to the group stage, penalties smile for Al Ahli Tripoli

2021 CC -Pyramids v AS Maniema Union

Egypt’s duo Pyramids FC and Al Masry reached the 2021-22 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup Group stage, after two home 1-0 wins in Cairo and Alexandria respectively on Sunday.

Meanwhile in Benghazi, there was penalty joy for Al Ahli Tripoli as they joined the group stage, beating Stade Malien on shootout.

2021 CC - Pyramids v AS Maniema Union

In Cairo, Pyramids who reached the semifinals last season - after being losing finalists the season before - repeated their home 1-0 win over DR Congo AS Maniema Union to reach the group stage winning 2-0 on aggregate.

Ibrahim Adel scored the hosts only goal after 36 minutes, as Pyramids cruised to the group stage for the third time in as many CAF Interclub seasons since their debut in 2019-20.

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2021 CAF CC - Al Masry v URA

In Alexandria, Al Masry needed to overturn their first leg 2-1 defeat to Nigeria’s Rivers United last weekend. And they did with the slightest of advantages.

Mohamed Abdel Lateef “Grendo” scored what proved to be the game’s lone goal after 14 minutes, to give Al Masry a 1-0 victory on the night, as they reached the group stage on away goals’ rule after a 2-2 aggregate draw.

Al Ahly Tripoli

Meanwhile in Benghazi, Libya’s Al Ahli Tripoli reached the group stage on penalties, beating Mali’s Stade Malien 4-2 in the post-match penalty shootout

Mohamed Shtewi scored the game’s lone goal after 69 minutes, as Al Ahli Tripoli canceled their away loss with the same result last weekend in Bamako.

In the shootout, The Libyans prevailed 4-2 to reach the group stage amid wild celebrations from their few supporters in the stands.