It was an evening of celebration in Rades capped by Saad Bguir’s brace to ensure Esperance won the Caf Champions League title for the third time after defeating Al Ahly 4-3 on aggregate.
The Tunisians had bowed 3-1 in a tensed first leg, however, Mouine Chaabani’s men bounced back from the two-goal deficit to beat the Egyptians to the title.
And after Bamlak Weyesa’s full-time whistle sounded around Stade Olympique de Rades and it sunk in that Esperance had won, the world took to social media platform to congratulate the Tunisians.
FULL-TIME! At the Stade Olympique de Rades in Tunis.
Esperance de Tunis 🇹🇳 3️⃣0️⃣ 🇪🇬 Al Ahly SC (Agg. 4-3)
[Saad Bguir 2X, Anice Badri]
✓ Esperance de Tunis are the 2018 CAF Champions League WINNERS!
✓ They are CHAMPIONS for the 3rd time in history.#TotalCAFCLFinal #ESTASC — Nuhu Adams 🎙️📻 (@NuhuAdams_) November 9, 2018
Congrat to Esperance. They made this a special project 3 years ago, to win the #CAFCL this year, to mark their 100 year anniversary in Jan 2019. Broke bank to retain key players in the face of juicy offers for Anice Badri & TY Khenissi
Years of planning paid off brilliantly. — Saddick Adams Obama (@SaddickAdams) November 9, 2018
Thrilled for Esperance especially after the horrible officiating in the first leg.
Deserved winners. — Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) November 9, 2018
Congratulations to Esperance for an incredible home win over Al Ahly to clinch the #CAFCL title…
Always thought that away goal gave them hope, massive win for the club. — Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) November 9, 2018
Congrats to Mr Hamdi Meddeb also..The man is pumping his personal money into Espérance since so much time..2nd #CAFCL trophy for the president.#TotalCAFCLfinal pic.twitter.com/nrn3CNQm96 — Lotfi Wada (@LotfiWada) November 9, 2018
FT: Esperance 3-0 Al Ahly
Agg: Esperance 4-3 Al Ahly
Congrats to Esperance for emerging champions of 2018 CAF Champions League.#TotalCAFCLFinal #CAFCLFinal #CAFCL #TotalCAFCL — sheriff masawud (@SMasawud) November 9, 2018
Esperance of Tunisia 2018 CAF Champions League Champions.Great game leading to great result coming from 3-1 down in the first leg to beat Al Al Ahly 3-0 in second leg.
Congratulations are in order well deserved win.#TotalCAFCLFinal
They walk home with USD 2.5 million — Collins Okinyo (@bedjosessien) November 9, 2018