'We still have a strong chance to secure the title': Esperance coach Cardoso

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 May 2024

Esperance head coach Miguel Cardoso emphasized that his team maintains a strong chance of clinching the CAF Champions League title as they prepare to face Ahly in the second leg.

Miguel Cardoso
File Photo: Esp rance Sportive de Tunis head coach, Miguel Cardoso. Photo courtesy of CAF.


During the first leg of the continental championship held at Stade Olympique Hammadi Agrebi, the Tunisian giants were unable to break the deadlock, resulting in a goalless draw.

"The finals always involve numerous calculations due to the intense spirit in which they are played," stated the Portuguese tactician in his post-match remarks.

"Every coach seeks to capitalize on the opportunities presented. Unfortunately, we were unable to capitalize on the chances that came our way. We performed well in the first half, but in the second half, there were openings," he added.

"We failed to exploit the home advantage and the support of the crowd. The next match for this team will be pivotal."

"Nevertheless, we still hold favorable prospects in the return leg. We approach each game considering its unique circumstances, and we possess players who can make a significant impact," concluded Cardoso.

The second leg is scheduled to take place at Cairo International Stadium one week later.

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