Ittihad FC lost to Egyptian Pyramids, 1-0 in the match held at Alexandria Stadium Tuesday, as part of the first leg of the round of 32 of the African Confederation Cup.
In the first half, both teams failed to live up to their fans' expectations, although the Egyptian Pyramids struggled to create danger but did not manage a shot on target despite their opportunities.
On the other hand, Ittihad did not generate much in attack and focused more on keeping their net clean.
In the second half, Pyramids team continued to put pressure on Ittihad defence lines until the Ghanaian John Antwi broke the deadlock in the 55th minute and scored the only goal of the match to seal a hard-fought 1-0 win for the Egyptians.
Ittihad tried to comeback in the second half and put on a dominant performance. Ittihad striker Moaz Issa missed real opportunities when he came face to face with the Pyramids goalkeeper in the 82nd and 93rd minutes but failed to strike the ball on target.
On the 5th or 6th of January, Ittihad will face the Egyptian Pyramids at the Military College stadium in the second leg.