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In-form Elhouni boosts Esperance hopes of CAF title hat-trick

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In-form Elhouni boosts Esperance hopes of CAF title hat-trick

Hamdou Elhouni-inspired Esperance of Tunisia want to carry on where they left off in the Club World Cup when the CAF Champions League resumes Friday with three matchday three fixtures. Esperance forward Hamdou Elhouni celebrates completing a hat-trick against Al Sadd of Qatar last week in the Club World CupAFP Libyan Elhouni scored a hat-trick…

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Club Africain fans donate US$450,000 in one day

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Club Africain fans donate US$450,000 in one day

Supporters of Tunisia’s Club Africain have donated more than US$450,000 (£350,000) in one day as they battle to save the financially-troubled club – including one blind fan who chose to forego the medicine he had been saving in order to help his beloved team. Club Africain, who are Tunisia’s second oldest club and one of…

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CAF releases Esperance’s $2.5m prize money for Champions League win

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CAF releases Esperance’s $2.5m prize money for Champions League win

By Paul Nicholson African Champions League winners Esperance have today received their $2.5 million prize money from the Confederation of African Football. “I can tell you that we just received our prize money this morning,”  Hechmi Jilani told Insideworldfootball’s Osasu Obayuiana. The Tunis club won this year’s title after Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca abandoned the…

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Esperance finally win CAF Champions League. But will Wydad play CAS leg?

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Esperance finally win CAF Champions League. But will Wydad play CAS leg?

By Osasu Obayiuwana The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has made its final conclusion  – political and judicial – on the 2019 Champions League – and it is that Esperance Sportive de Tunis remains the Cup holder.  CAF’s Appeals Board, led by Nigerian lawyer Abdulhakeem Mustapha, alongside Somalia’s Ali Mohamed Ahmed and Chitbahal Mustapha Bhai…

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The never-ending final: CAF set to hear ‘walk-out’ Wydad’s Champions League appeal

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The never-ending final: CAF set to hear ‘walk-out’ Wydad’s Champions League appeal

By Osasu Obayiuwana The African Champions League drama takes a further twist on Sunday 15October, as the Appeals Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) sits to consider the appeal of Moroccan Club Wydad Casablanca.  CAF’s Disciplinary Committee (DC), led by former South African FA CEO Raymond Hack, awarded the title to Tunisian club…

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Zamalek defeats Pyramids to retain Egypt Cup title

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Zamalek defeats Pyramids to retain Egypt Cup title

Zamalek defeated Pyramids 3-0 to win 2018-19 Egypt Cup, retaining the title for the second successive season. The final match was played in front of 20,000 supporters on Sunday night at the Alexandria based Borg El Arab stadium. A second half brace from Moroccan import Achraf Bencharki after Youssef “Obama” Ibrahim opened the scoring gave The…

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Esperance wait for Champions League winning cash as centenary season gathers pace

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Esperance wait for Champions League winning cash as centenary season gathers pace

By Osasu Obayiuwana in Tunis Esperance, winners of the 2019 African Champions’ League, have told Insideworldfootball that they are yet to receive the $2.5 million prize money to which they’re entitled.  The Tunis club won this year’s title after Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca abandoned the May 31 final game at Rades, in protest against a…

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CAF Champions League: Asante Kotoko set up Etoile du Sahel clash in final qualifier

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CAF Champions League: Asante Kotoko set up Etoile du Sahel clash in final qualifier

Asante Kotoko’s reward for reaching the final qualifying round of the 2019/20 CAF Champions League is a date with Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel next month. The Porcupine Warriors eliminated Nigerian side Kano Pillars 4-3 on aggregate after a 2-0 home win on Sunday at the Baba Yara Stadium. The first leg will be in…

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Tunisia part ways with coach Alain Giresse by mutual consent

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Tunisia part ways with coach Alain Giresse by mutual consent

The Tunisia Football Federation have announced that coach Alain Giresse’s contract has ended by mutual consent. The Frenchman only began work on 1 January and his deal was due to run until June 2020. Under Giresse the Carthage Eagles finished fourth at the Africa Cup of Nations last month in Egypt. The FTF did not disclose why…

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Decisions of CAF Disciplinary Board – 3 July 2019

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Decisions of CAF Disciplinary Board – 3 July 2019

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