CAF Champions League Review: Al Ahly to face ES Tunis in final African Football | Nigeria sports news, transfers & gossips
African Football

CAF Champions League Review: Al Ahly to face ES Tunis in final

Al Ahly and ES Tunis will face off in the CAF Champions League final after 3-2 and 4-3 aggregate wins over ES Setif and CD Primeiro de Agosto respectively.

Egyptian champions Al Ahly, eight-time winners of the competition, squeezed through despite a 2-1 defeat in Algeria on Tuesday.

Having won the first leg 2-0, Walid Soliman put Al Ahly ahead just after the hour, but Mohamed Bakir and Houssam Ghacha sparked hopes of a comeback.

The visitors held firm, though, securing a place in the CAF Champions League final for the second successive season.

These two giants have met again? Who’s going to be the champion of Africa #TotalCAFCL

— CAF (@CAF_Online) October 23, 2018
ES Tunis will be Al Ahly’s opponents, with Anice Badri’s 85th-minute effort securing a 4-2 win over CD Primeiro de Agosto of Angola, with the hosts surviving a late onslaught to book their place in the final.

The fixture is a repeat of the 2012 CAF Champions League final, which Al Ahly won. The first leg will be played on November 2 or 3, with the second leg taking place a week later.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

Related Articles

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Back to top button
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x