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Esperance in tough mission against Ahly in CAF Champions League final, says striker Anis Badri

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 1 Nov 2018
File photo: ES Tunis' Amine Khenissi in action with Ahly's Hossam Ashour during their African Champions League semi-final second leg clash in 2017 (Photo: Reuters)
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Tunisia and Esperance forward Anis Badri has announced that his side will face a tough mission when they visit Egypt's Ahly at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final on Friday.

"The game against Ahly in the CAF Champions League final on Friday at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium will be a complicated match, but we have achieved a positive result that will help us in winning the title during the second leg in Tunisia; we are optimistic ahead of the game," Anis Badri was quoted as saying on Tunisian newspaper Assabah.

Ahly, the eight-time African champions, made their way to their second consecutive CAF Champions League final to face off with two-time champions Esperance of Tunisia.

"We all know the first leg game in Egypt will be difficult, but we have to know how to play against a tough opponent that played in the tournament's final last year," the Tunisian striker added.

"Our main target this season is to win the CAF Champions League final as well as participate in the Clubs' World Cup in United Arab Emirates," he said.

"I think I am like all my teammates, we didn't participate in the Clubs' World Cup and it will be a good chance to represent Tunisia and Africa in the international event in UAE."

The Cairo giants Ahly will host Tunisian side Esperance in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final on Friday, and the second leg will be played in Tunisia a week later.

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