Sfaxien create history in Africa
CS Sfaxien become the first club to win the CAFConfederation Cup twice after forcing a 2-2 draw at Etoile Sahel in the second leg of an all-Tunisian final.
The first leg two weeks ago ended goalless, and the 'Red Devils' of Etoile were expected to use home advantage and add to eight African Football Confederation (CAF) trophies won in 13 years.
But Sfaxien got off to a dream start with Ghana-born striker Agyemang Opoku scoring after just two minutes to claim his fourth goal this year in the African equivalent of the European UEFA Cup. It took Etoile until 12 minutes into the second half to level through another West African striker, Nigerian Emeka Opara, but they had to score again under the away-goal rule.
However, Sfaxien regained the lead on 74 minutes via their midfielder and leading scorer Abdelkarim Nafti, only for Aymen Abdennour to trigger a thrilling climax with an equaliser soon after. A third goal eluded Etoile, though, and Sfaxien collected the $330,000 first prize, plus a showdown with mighty Al-Ahly of Egypt in Cairo next February for the African Super Cup.