The Egyptian Pyramids turned the table on Al-Ahly Tripoli with a dramatic 2-1 victory in the first round of Group A competitions in the African Confederation Cup at the Air Defence Stadium in Cairo on Sunday evening.
Al-Ahly Tripoli took the lead 21 minutes into the match with a strike from Mohamed Tabbal, who posed a challenge for the host's defence throughout the first half.
After restart, the Pyramids pressed hard to score a tie, but it took them 56 minutes to equalize after Islam Issa fired a shot in keeper Mohamed Nashnoush's net.
Eventually, the match took a dramatic twist when Moroccan Walid El Karti scored the second goal for his team to hand Egypt the lead with 13 minutes remaining, after an attack set up by left-wing players.
As a result, Pyramids finished on top of Group A with three points while Al Ahly Tripoli came last.
CAF postponed the first match of the other representative of Libya, the Libyan league champion Al-Ittihad, after the delay in determining the team that will play against the Libyan team.
Al-Ittihad will play its first official match in the tournament next Sunday at Benina Stadium in Benghazi against the South African Orlando Pirates team.