Al Ahly make light work of Esperance to qualify for 4th successive Champions League final

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Sinan Rajub SENOGA

Record champions Al Ahly beat Esperance de Tunis 1-0 in Cairo to seal place in this season’s CAF Champions League final with a 4-0 aggregate.

Hussein El Shahat scored the all important goal after being set up by Percy Tau in the 22nd minute of the game.

Tau starred in the first leg with a brace while Karhaba scored the other as Al Ahly won 3-0 in Rades, Tunisia.

The Egyptian heavyweights will be facing the winners of the second semi final between Mamelodi Sundowns and current holders Wydad Casablanca.

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Al Ahly will be playing their 16th CAF Champions League which will also be their fourth in the last four seasons.

They lost last year’s final 2-0 to Wydad Casablanca in Casablanca and will be seeking to bounce back with their search for their record extending 11th Champions League title.

The second semi final will be played today at 4pm in Pretoria, with the aggregate score tied at 0-0.

Sundowns salvaged a goalless draw in the first leg despite having two players less after Neo Maema and Marcelo Allende were sent off.

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