Fagrie Lakay Talks Tactics Ahead of Crucial African Champions League Clash

South African striker Fagrie Lakay of Pyramids FC has discussed the upcoming challenge his team faces in the African Champions League.

The match, set against Sundowns, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

Speaking in a press conference, Lakay recognised the difficult task ahead in the third round of the group stage.

He stressed that both teams are equally motivated for the win, with each having strong competitive capabilities.

The results of the second round, he said, will further fuel their drive to secure the coveted three points.

Despite Pyramids FC’s recent loss to Nouadhibou, Lakay remains optimistic.

“The situation in the group is still equal. All four teams have the same score, so the opportunity is there to recover and advance,” he stated. Lakay is clear about the team’s goal: to return to Cairo with a positive result against one of Africa’s current top teams. Lakay also highlighted the talent within his own ranks.

He believes that Pyramids can earn a win in Pretoria, thanks to the team’s skilled and experienced players.

The South African striker expressed his pleasure at returning to his home country for the match, playing before friends and familiar opponents. He is hopeful of a successful outing, aiming to score and guide Pyramids to victory.

Avoiding a loss, he said, is crucial for the team’s journey towards the quarterfinals. Lakay praised his time with Pyramids FC, describing his move to the club as one of the most important steps in his football career.

He relishes the challenge of playing in the Egyptian league and the opportunity to play for one of Africa’s most important clubs in the Champions League.

However, Lakay also expressed his confusion over his recent continuous exclusion from the South African national team’s selections. Despite his consistent performances and goals for Pyramids, he said he respects the coaching staff’s decisions.

His focus remains on his development as a player and his aspiration to score more in all tournaments. Looking ahead, Lakay hopes to support his national team in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations finals in Côte d’Ivoire.