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#CAF: Again, North Africa dazzles as Al Ahly, Esperance qualify


Eqyptian side face Esperance of Tunisia Nov 2 and 9 in sub-regional derby

By Our Correspondent


North Africa has again shown class in confirming the region’s foremost place in the African football scene with the qualification of Egyptian side, Al-Ahly for the finals of the 2018 CAF Confederation of African Football, CAF Champions League Cup final.

This is despite its being defeated by Algerian side, Entente Setif in their second leg clash.

Despite the strong showing by the Algerian side, the Egyptians finally made it through to the finals, which incidentally is their 12th CAF champions league final appearance.

At the close of the day, aggregate scores was 3-2 in favour of the Egyptians while their fellow North Africans were confirmed as having crashed out of the title chase.

Going forward Al-Ahly would have to ensure then that they plug in all the points that cost them the second leg tie in Algeria where they had lost 1-2 and therefore had to rely on the aggregate home goal rule to scale through.

The Egyptians already hold a record eight CAF champion’s league title wins and now face the equally formidable North African side, Esperance FC of Tunisia in a sub-regional derby that would play out in Tunis and Cairo on November 2 and 9 respectively.

The Tunisians already also hold two CAF Champions League titles and would be looking forward to improving their tally of continental wins.


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