Tunisia’s Esperance beat Egypt’s Al Ahly to win African Champions League

Tunisia’s Esperance beat Egypt’s Al Ahly to win African Champions League

Saad Bguir is the unlikely two-goal star as Esperance of Tunisia defeat Egyptian side Al Ahly 3-0 to win a third CAF Champions League title.

The 24-year-old midfielder, a reserve for most of the campaign, only started in the second leg of the final because of Franck Kom’s suspension.


Anice Badri completed the scoring to give Esperance a 4-3 aggregate victory.

They had lost the first leg 3-1, with Ahly converting two controversial penalties.

A dominant performance by the ‘Blood and Gold’ at the Stade Olympique de Rades ended a 10-match winless run against Ahly in CAF competitions that stretched back to July 2011.

Esperance, champions in 1994 and 2011, will now take part in December’s Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

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