Nader Daoud, the assistant coach of the Tunisian club, Esperance, believes that his team’s chances of qualifying for the CAF Champions League final at the expense of Al-Ahly club still exist.
And Al-Ahly had achieved a big victory with three goals without a response, over the Tunisian Esperance team, in the match that brought the two teams together, on Friday evening, at the Rades stadium in the capital, Tunis.
The assistant coach of the Esperance Club said, in statements via the Tunisian “Foot 24” website: “Hope still exists to qualify for the Champions League final, despite the difficulty of facing Cairo.”
It is scheduled that Esperance will visit Al-Ahly club, next Friday, in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.
Nabil Maaloul’s reaction after the loss of Esperance against Al-Ahly in the African Champions League, “video”--
How did the Tunisian newspapers deal with Al-Ahly’s victory over Esperance by three in the Champions League?
The Esperance assistant coach explained that fatigue was a major reason for his team’s retreating appearance against Al-Ahly, pointing out that the technical staff bears responsibility for the team’s defeat.
After the match, Nabil Maaloul, the coach of Esperance, refused to leave the stadium, as he remained alone on the bench, and showed signs of great sadness and heartbreak after the defeat by three.
While Tariq Diab, the former Tunisian football and Esperance legend, launched a major attack on Nabil Maaloul, the Esperance management and the team’s players, describing the loss from Al-Ahly as a scandal.