Champions League: Esperance Crowned African Champions


Harrison Afful got the only goal of the game as Esperance beat Wydad Casablanca to claim the African Champions League crown
BBC Sports report that Tunisia’s Esperance have won the African Champions League after a 1-0 win over 10-man Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the second leg of the final on Saturday.

Ghana’s Harrison Afful got the only goal of the game to give the ‘Blood and Gold’ the victory.

They take the title 1-0 on aggregate after their 0-0 draw in the first leg.
Esperance will represent Africa at the Club World Cup in Japan which takes place next month and claim prize money of $1.5 million.

Wydad played most of the game a man down after defender Mourad el Massane was sent off for a crude challenge at the end of the first half on Esperance striker Yannick N’djeng.

Afful’s strike came in the 21st minute of the game.

The Ghanaian broke down the right hand side, cut infield and fired a powerful shot past Wydad’s young keeper Yassine Bounou.

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