Al-Ahly defeated its host, Esperance (3-0), on Friday, in the first leg of the African Champions League semi-finals, at the “Hammadi Al-Aqrabi” stadium in Tunisia.
South African Percy Tau (8 and 55) and Mahmoud Kahraba (75) took turns scoring Al-Ahly’s goals.
The summit took place in the absence of the masses in light of the punishment imposed on the host, Esperance Athletic, due to the events that took place in the second leg match of the African Champions League quarter-final against Algeria’s JS Kabylie.
And the Disciplinary Committee of the Confederation of African Football had decided to punish the Tunisian team by playing without the audience for four matches, in which Esperance Sportive would be a host, due to the violations that marred the African Champions League quarter-final second leg match against JS Kabylie.
The committee also decided to allow Esperance Sports to postpone the implementation of this decision within the limits of two meetings only, provided that the Tunisian team is not charged with any disciplinary offense within 12 months, in addition to a financial fine of $300,000.
The Egyptian football representative seeks to consolidate his record in the most glorious African cups, as he has 10 titles in his pocket.
On the other hand, the task of his Tunisian counterpart has become very complicated in his endeavor to win his fifth title in the continental championship.
The second leg will be played next Friday at Cairo International Stadium.