MATCH CENTRE

SAT 22 AUGUST 2015, 20:00, STADE OLYMPIQUE DE RADES

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Esperance bow out of Confed Cup

by Staff Reporter

Sat August 22, 22:34

An early first-half goal by John Antwi for Al Ahly was enough to hand the Red Devils a win over Tunisian giants Esperance in their CAF Confederation Cup Group A match on Saturday night at Stade Olympique de Radès.

The win took the Egyptians to the top of the group, whilst the Tunisians bow out of the continental showpiece with one match to go.

In the beginning of the match, the visitors were the most effective and showed hunger as early as the sixth minute when Ghanaian striker John Antwi put the Red Devils ahead from Ramadan Sobhi's cross.

The hosts pushed for an equaliser when Ilyes Jelassi forced Sherif Ekramy to make a great save from a free kick.

Although Fakhreddine Ben Youssef seemed to have been fouled in the box, Esperance's penalty appeal was denied.

However, the visitors, through Sobhi, came close to adding number two but he missed his one-on-one with Moez Ben Cherifia.

In the second stanza, the hosts pushed for an equaliser when Nigerian striker Samuel Eduok took his chance from range, but he was denied by Ekramy.

It was the goalscorer, Antwi, who found the back of the net for the Egyptians but he was flagged up for an offside despite actually being onside.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
ESPERANCE AL AHLY
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
13
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
29
Goalkeeper
22
Defender
26
Defender
6
Defender
23
Defender
20
Defender
26
Defender
2
Defender
24
4
Defender
3
Midfielder
19
Defender
12
Midfielder
5
28
Midfielder
16
20
Midfielder
25
Defender
17
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
30
Forward/Striker
22
Midfielder
18
Forward/Striker
28
Midfielder
19
Forward/Striker
21
7
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
20
Forward/Striker
14
Forward/Striker
8
Forward/Striker
15
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