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CAF Champions League Final Preview: Al Ahly vs. Espérance de Tunis

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Prince Jean

May 18, 2024

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Al Ahly vs. Espérance de Tunis: Clash of African Titans in the 2024 CAF Champions League Final. Credit:sportitrader.com

The 2024 CAF Champions League final brings together two of Africa's most storied football clubs: Al Ahly and Espérance de Tunis. Espérance de Tunis, a dominant force in Tunisian football, has a remarkable history in the competition, having reached the final eight times. They have clinched the title in 1994, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018, and 2019, showcasing their consistency and prowess on the continental stage. Al Ahly, the Egyptian giants, boast an even more impressive record with 16 finals appearances, securing victories in 1982, 1983, 1987, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, making them the most successful club in the history of the competition.


The final will be played over two legs, with the first leg taking place at the Stade Hammadi Agrebi in Tunis, Tunisia, on Saturday, May 18, 2024. The second leg will be hosted at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday, May 25, 2024. This format ensures that both teams have the opportunity to play in front of their home fans, adding to the excitement and intensity of the matchup. If the aggregate score is tied after the second leg, the away goals rule will be applied. Should the teams remain level, extra time will be played, followed by a penalty shoot-out if necessary, ensuring a definitive winner is crowned.


Fans can expect a thrilling contest as Al Ahly and Espérance de Tunis battle for continental supremacy. Both teams have a rich history and a proven track record in the CAF Champions League, making this final a highly anticipated event. The match kicks off at 20:00 UTC+1 (Tunis local time) on May 18, 2024, and promises to deliver high drama and top-quality football. Stay tuned to XtrAfrica for live updates and expert insights as these two African football powerhouses clash in what is sure to be an unforgettable showdown.

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