CAF Champions League: Esperance and Al Ahly gear up for epic showdown in Tunisia


In what promises to be a riveting clash of African football titans, Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Al Ahly SC are set to battle it out in the first leg of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Final on Saturday, 18th May at the Stade Olympique de Rades in Tunis.

This eagerly anticipated encounter will kick off at 20:00 Local Time (19:00 GMT), setting the stage for an epic showdown ahead of the return fixture in Cairo on Saturday, 25th May.

Defending champions Al Ahly, who boast an impressive record of 11 CAF Champions League titles, are aiming to extend their dominance with a record-breaking 12th title.

On the other side, Espérance Sportive de Tunis is determined to end their five-year wait for continental glory, having last clinched the prestigious title in 2019, marking their fourth CAF Champions League triumph.

Al Ahly players celebrate after scoring in a past match. PHOTO: Al Ahly, X

The stakes are incredibly high as African football continues to ascend, with both clubs representing the continent at next year’s FIFA Club World Cup 2025.

This final not only carries the weight of regional pride but also holds global significance, drawing the attention of millions of viewers worldwide.

The clash between Espérance and Al Ahly is expected to captivate audiences globally, and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring top-notch broadcast quality for this highly anticipated encounter.

The final will be broadcast live in high-definition, ensuring fans across the globe can witness every moment of the action-packed spectacle.

Amidst the excitement building up to the final, CAF’s commitment to engaging fans digitally continues to enhance the accessibility and appeal of African football on a global scale.

Through innovative online platforms and creative content, CAF is showcasing the vibrancy and talent of African football, further igniting the passion of fans around the world.

Egyptian champions Al Ahly. PHOTO: Al Ahly, X

The clash between Espérance and Al Ahly represents a pinnacle of African club football, blending rich history with contemporary excellence.

As both teams prepare to step onto the pitch, the stage is set for a gripping encounter that promises to deliver drama, skill, and fierce competition.

Football enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly anticipating this showdown, which will undoubtedly be a highlight in the annals of African football history.

With Espérance aiming to reclaim glory and Al Ahly determined to maintain their reign, the stage is set for an unforgettable battle in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Final.

TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Final

Saturday, 18 May 2024 | Tunis 

19h00 GMT | Espérance Sportive de Tunis vs Al Ahly SC

 Saturday, 25 May 2024 | Cairo 

17h00 GMT | Al Ahly SC vs Espérance Sportive de Tunis

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