Egyptian side, Pyramids FC got their TotalEnergies CAF Champions League group campaign off to a winning start after edging Congolese giants, TP Mazembe 1-0 at the June 30 Stadium on Friday evening.
At the same time, Algerian heavyweights CR Belouizdad thrashed Young Africans from Tanzania 3-0.
South African striker, Fagrie Lakay found the back of the net in the 54th minute to edge Mazembe who struggled to play despite boasting off seasoned attackers such as Fiston Mayele in their arsenal.
The important win gives coach Jaime Pacheco’s side a good start to a tough Group A that consists of newly crowned African Football League champions, Mamelodi Sundowns who are in action against Mauritanian champions and debutants, Nouadhibou on Sunday afternoon.
Up next for Mazembe will be a meeting with Sundowns next weekend, while Pyramids are away to Nouadhibou in Mauritania, with both matches taking place on Saturday, December 02 at 13h00 GMT.