Enyimba Football Club relinquished an important lead as Pyramids fought back to claim a 4-1 win at the June 30 Stadium on a windy Sunday evening in Cairo.
Victor Mbaoma capitalised on a goalkeeping error to blast Fatai Osho’s side into an early lead in the Confederation Cup quarter final fixture, but the hosts equalised shortly after, before further strikes in the second half created a gap between the sides.
As Pyramids tried to build from the back, Mbaoma stole the ball from goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy to fire into an open goal after just fifty-eight seconds.
Enyimba’s joy was short-lived, though, as Ramadan Sobhi rounded John Noble to equalise after a steal from Nelson Ogbonnaya.
Pyramids took advantage of the fixture four minutes into the second half when inspirational captain Farouk Salama bent a delicate curler into the far post.
The hosts stretched their lead before the hour mark, substitute Ibrahim Hassan sending an acrobatic kick into the top corner, before adding another with a simple tap after Enyimba failed to clear their lines.
The introduction of Dayo Ojo restored purpose to Enyimba’s play, but the hosts held on to take a healthy advantage into the return fixture in Aba.