December 1, 2023

Pyramids FC Welcomed by Egyptian Ambassador Ahead of Key Champions League Match

The Pyramids Football Club delegation from Egypt recently landed in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, greeted by their home country’s ambassador, Khaled Youssef, as they prepare for a pivotal match in the African Champions League. This high-profile meet-and-greet, held at the airport on Wednesday evening, saw the Pyramids FC team, led by Pyramids FC President Mamdouh Eid, arriving via private jet, ready for their upcoming face-off against local team Nouadhibou. This game, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, is a crucial fixture in the group stages of the prestigious tournament. The warm welcome party was spearheaded by the Egyptian ambassador himself, with the support of Egyptian consul, Mahmoud Bayoumi, and the embassy staff. The ambassador later hosted an exclusive dinner at his residence in honour of the visiting football delegation. The delegation, led by Pyramids FC President was accompanied by key club figures including Omar Medhat, the club’s commercial manager, and Sherif Gamal, the public relations manager. Eid expressed his team’s gratitude for the embassy’s hospitality, acknowledging how it sets a positive tone ahead of their crucial match. He further recognised the Egyptian diplomatic mission’s efforts in facilitating the club’s continental journey. As a mark of this appreciation, the Ambassador was presented with a shield bearing the club’s emblem.

*Pyramids FC Aims for Win in Mauritania, Despite Challenges – Pacheco*

Jaime Pacheco, the Portuguese Technical Director of Egypt’s Pyramids FC, has set his sights on victory in Mauritania. Despite acknowledging the strength of the opposition and unfamiliar playing conditions, Pacheco insists his side’s sole aim is to claim all three points. Pyramids FC, a major player in African football, always enters a match with a victory in mind, Pacheco said. He highlighted that the team’s immediate goal is to overcome Nouadhibou, securing their sixth point following a first-round win. Pacheco admitted that playing in Nouadhibou’s home ground, surrounded by their fans, adds to the challenge. During a press conference, Pacheco revealed that the synthetic turf in Mauritania poses a significant obstacle. The Pyramids’ squad are accustomed to playing on natural grass, with all stadiums in Egypt featuring such pitches. However, Pacheco dismissed this as an excuse, reiterating the team’s singular objective to win and uphold Pyramids FC’s reputation in Africa. Pacheco expects a tough match, having studied Nouadhibou’s previous performances. He recognised their strength as competitors with a talented squad and solid strategies. Despite this familiarity, Pacheco is determined not to drop any points in the group stage, aiming to secure early qualification for the Champions League quarter-finals. The technical director also called on FIFA to consider abolishing synthetic turf, citing the potential for increased injuries and impaired player performance. He acknowledged the absence of key players like Islam Issa, Ibrahim Adel, Abdullah Said, and Walid El Karti, but expressed faith in his squad’s ability to deliver their best. Pacheco also highlighted the logistical challenges of long-distance travel within Africa. He praised Pyramids FC’s management for providing top-notch travel and accommodation solutions to minimise player discomfort. Finally, Pacheco extended his gratitude to Nouadhibou Club officials and the Mauritanian people for their warm reception. He concluded by expressing pride and satisfaction in dealing with a “very friendly people.”

“Pyramids FC 2007 Team Wins Against Minya in Republic League”

The 2007 team of Pyramids FC secured a win against Minya, scoring 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw in regular time. This match, held at the new Minya Club, was part of the 13th round of the Republic League. Goals for Pyramids FC were scored by Moataz Mohammed Hamed, Youssef Sheika, Muhammad Atiya Sayed, and Mahmoud Karam Mahmoud during the penalty shootout. The win places Pyramids FC’s 2007 team in the tenth position in the league, nine points behind the lead.