Afsi Nouadhibou v Pyramids Club
Venue: Stade Cheikha Ould Boidiya (Nouakchott)
Time: 4 pm, Saturday
Newcomers Nouadhibou FC of Mauritania will lock horns in Nouakchott at the Stade Cheikha Ould Boidiya with Pyramids. In their debut campaign of the money zone, the Mauritanian giants have little experience at this stage just like their opponents who won 1-0 against TP Mazembe in their first game.
Mautinian football has seen an incredible rise in recent years as their national team will participate in the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast.
Spanish coach Aritz Lopez Garai,43, fielded 10 Mauritanians in his lineup against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Pyramids have a very powerful attack as every team will fear. Congolese Fiston Mayele, Egyptian Ramadan Sobhi and South African Fagrie Lakay are forward players who can hurt any team on any day.
A party atmosphere is expected in Nouakchott on Saturday afternoon as the City prepares to host its first-ever CAF Champions League group stage game.
In the 2019-20 CAF Confederation Cup Group A, Pyramids beat Nouadhibou home and away. Pyramids won 6-0 in Cairo and 1-0 in Mauritania.
A tough and competitive game is expected in Mauritania. A slim win for the Egyptians because they have enough power upfront.
Noiadhibou 0-1 Pyramids