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Esperance de Tunis ends the season with a trophy

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 21, 2020

An auspicious week ended on Sunday for Esperance Tunis. Friday, the Sang et Or club had seen the TAS reject the Wydad Casablanca request and thus confirm the victory in the Champions League 2019. Sunday, the 2020 champion has won the Tunisian Super Cup at the expense of CS Sfaxien, at the end of the penalty shoot-out, after a poor meeting in clear chances (0-0, 5-4 tab). Mohamed Ali Yaacoubi, Abelraouf Benguit, Taha Yassine Khenissi, Farouk Mimouni and Abdelkader Bedrane scored for Esperance during the fateful session, while Hamdou Elhouni failed on the post. On the CSS side, Achraf Habbasi, Aymen Harzi, Hani Amamo and Mohamed Ali Jouini scored, Abdullah Elhouni Amri and Islam Bakeer missing the target.

It’s about fifth Esperance title in this honorary competition, his second in a row after beating CA Bizertin last year, confirming its status as the most successful team in the event, which brings together the champions of the Ligue 1 and those of the Cup during a meeting. from Tunisia. Club Africain and Etoile du Sahel follow with three titles each. This is the second defeat for CS Sfaxien in as many Super Cup appearances. Finally, remember that the kickoff of the 2020-2021 season of LP1 has been set for October 24.

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