Al Ahly Clinch Historic 12th CAF Champions League Title

Al Ahly

Egyptian powerhouse Al Ahly secured their record-extending 12th CAF Champions League title on Saturday night, defeating Espérance de Tunis 1-0 in the second leg of the final.

The aggregate score finished 1-0 in Al Ahly’s favor, adding another chapter to their already dominant reign in African club football.

The first leg in Tunis last week ended in a stalemate, setting the stage for a tense encounter at the Cairo International Stadium. The tension didn’t last long, as disaster struck for Espérance in the 4th minute. Defender Roger Aholou turned the ball into his own net, gifting Al Ahly a crucial lead.

Despite their best efforts, Espérance couldn’t find an equalizer throughout the rest of the match. Al Ahly’s resolute defense held firm, securing a historic victory for the Egyptian club.

This triumph marks a significant milestone for Al Ahly, solidifying their position as the most decorated club in the competition’s history. Their previous title came in 2023, and their dominance in the CAF Champions League is undeniable.

For Espérance, the defeat will be a bitter pill to swallow. They came into the second leg with renewed hope after a goalless draw in the first encounter. However, Aholou’s own goal shattered their aspirations of lifting their fifth CAF Champions League trophy.

Al Ahly’s victory further cements their reputation as a continental powerhouse. Their relentless pursuit of success and exceptional defensive display have propelled them to another historic triumph, leaving them in a league of their own in African club football history

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