African Champions League: Esperance Defeats Al-Ahly in The Final, Wins Tournament For The Third Time

African Champions League: Esperance Defeats Al-Ahly in The Final, Wins Tournament For The Third Time

The Total African Champions League drew to a very scintillating end yesterday in Tunisia where Esperance staged a dramatic comeback to overturn a 3-1 first leg deficit thereby denying Al-Ahly the chance to win the tournament for the 9th time.

This victory qualifies Esperance for the Club World Cup which would hold in December with the club champions of every continent represented in the annual fest.

Bguir raised the hope of the Tunisians when he scored from a Khenissi assist on the stroke of half-time.

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Al-Ahly rallied for a goal in order to settle their already-fraying nerves but it was the Tunisian club who delivered the second goal of the match through Bguir who was having a very brilliant match.

The Esperance striker headed home a cross to put the home side ahead in the tie based on the away goal-rule.

Anice Badri eventually sent the home fans into raptures when he droves forward and drove beyond the Al Ahly keeper to make it three.

If the visitors scored, which didn’t look likely with four minutes to play, it would only push the game to extra-time but the Egyptians were shell-shocked and the match ended 3-0 in favour of Esperance.

This victory means Esperance won their third title with Al Ahly adding a fourth runners-up medal to their list of honours on a night to forget for them.

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