Esperance and Raja to battle for CAF Super Cup

Esperance and Raja to battle for CAF Super Cup
Esperance de Tunis

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Mar 28, 2019. 12:30

Esperance de Tunis will battle with Raja Casablanca in the 2019 CAF Super Cup match on Friday.

Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

The match is scheduled to be played at the Thani bin Jassim Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Esperance qualified for the annual match as the 2018 CAF Champions League winners having defeated Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the final.

The Tunisian giants are heading into this encounter undefeated in their last 16 matches in all competitions.

Their most recent competitive game was against Djerba, who they defeated 8-7 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the Tunisia Cup match last week Friday.

They will look to their star forwards Anice Badri and Taha Yassine Khenissi.

Esperance will be making their fourth appearance in the Super Cup having won the trophy once in 1995.

Meanwhile, Raja qualified for the prestigious game as the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup winners having defeated DR Congolese giants AS Vita Club in the final.

The Moroccan giants are undefeated in their last three matches in all competitions.

They secured a 4-1 CAF Confederation Cup win against Congo-Brazzaville's Otoho d'Oyo in their most recent competitive game over a week ago.

Attackers Mohamed Iajour and Mahmoud Benhalib are Raja's dangermen.

Raja will be making their third appearance in the Super Cup having lifted the trophy once in 2000.

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