Pyramids FC’s Pacheco Stresses Crucial Sundowns Clash in Champions League

Jaime Pacheco, the head coach of Pyramids FC, has highlighted the significance of the upcoming match against Mamelodi Sundowns in the African Champions League group stage.

The encounter, which is part of the fourth round of matches, is pivotal for Pyramids FC’s aspirations to progress in the tournament.

During a press conference, Pacheco praised his team’s tactical performance in the previous match held in South Africa, where they narrowly missed out on a victory against one of the continent’s top teams and a former champion.

He took pride in the team’s defensive solidity, having not conceded any goals in Pretoria, despite Sundowns’ strong home scoring record. As the teams prepare to meet again, Pacheco noted that familiarity from the previous game will play a part in the tactical approach in Cairo.

Despite facing a spate of player absences, Pacheco expressed confidence in the depth of his squad, insisting that all players are viewed equally and are capable of stepping up when needed.

The absence of key players like goalkeeper Ahmed El Shenawy and impactful midfielder Ramadan Sobhi has been acutely felt, adding to the challenges faced by Pyramids FC.

Nonetheless, Pacheco remains focused on the task at hand, determined to guide his team to a win in Cairo, which would significantly bolster their chances of advancing in the competition.

Pacheco’s realistic approach to managing the team with the players at his disposal underscores his commitment to overcoming the obstacles and preparing for the subsequent stages, including the forthcoming Super Cup for Champions.