Gallants gear up for tough CAF test in Cairo, Egypt

Marumo Gallants will have a tough task at hand when they cross swords with Egyptian outfit Pyramids FC in their Caf Confederations Cup quarter-final clash on 30 June Stadium this evening.

Gallants are a surprise package in the continental competition, with the South Africans booking their spot in the knockout stages for the first time.

Bahlabane Ba Ntwa topped their Group A ahead of favourites USM Alger from Algeria.

The Limpopo-based outfit has been evidently poor in the DStv Premiership as they are scrambling to retain their top-flight football status, and surprisingly unstoppable in the Caf Confederations Cup.  They do, however, go into the game as underdogs, as they go toe-to-toe against a side that is in the Egyptian Premier League title race alongside Al Ahly and Future FC.

Pyramids are used to being in such positions as they were the runners-up in 2020 after suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to Moroccan outfit RS Berkane.

It goes without saying that Gallants have been enjoying an impressive run in the Confederations Cup, with their second half 3-2 heroics against Saint Eloi Lupopo dubbed as one of the greatest comebacks in the competition’s history.

Gallants will also be going up against a familiar face in Fagrie Lakay, who joined the Egyptian club from Cape Town City last year.

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