Esperance Players Celebrate Their Win
Esperance Players Celebrate Their Win

Esperance Shock Al-Ahly 3-0 To Lift CAF Champions League

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Esperance Sportive of Tunisia have defeated Al-Ahly of Egypt 3-0 to be crowned African club champions for the 3rd time.

Two goals from Saad Bguir and a late Anice Badri strike overturned 3-1 first leg deficits.

The hosts dominated the game from start to finish and deserved to win the trophy for their performance.

Al-Ahly’s gameplay was to defend their two-goal advantage, it worked until the 45th minute when Bguir broke their resolve.

The goal gave the Tunis side a much-needed boost to attack the visitors even more in the second half which resulted in more goals.

Nine minutes after the restart, Bguir got his second when he headed home from close range to give his side the advantage.

Top scorer of the tournament Anice Badri sealed the win, with a solo effort after he disposed of an Ahly player in his half.

Ahly struggled to create chances in the game and only managed one shot(off target) in the entire game.

Esperance has now won the trophy three times, 1994, 2011 and 2018.

The North African side will now represent the continent for the second time in next months FIFA Club World Cup. The tournament will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates from December 12 to December 22.

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