Tunisian team takes African Champions League title


Esperance players kiss African Champions League trophy after defeating Egypt’s Al-Ahly (AFP)

Tunisia’s football team Esperance came out on top of Egypt’s Al-Ahly to take the African Champions League trophy.

Esperance midfielder Saad Beguir scored twice to help the Tunisian side to a 3-0 victory in the second leg of the final on Friday and claim the championship 4-3 on aggregate.

Esperance fought back from a 3-1 defeat in last week’s incident-filled first leg in Alexandria, where controversial referee decisions clouded the outcome, to lift the continent’s top club prize in convincing fashion.

The Tunisians had struggled to break down a dogged Ahly defence, but made better headway as the game progressed, cheered on by a noisy 60,000-strong crowd in a stadium just outside of the capital…

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