Etoile du Sahel beat Al Hilal to reach CAF Confed Cup semis

Apr 24, 2019 | African News | 0 comments

Etoile du Sahel advanced to the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals following a 2-1 victory over Sudan’s Al Hilal in their rescheduled quarter-final clash on Tuesday in the Egyptian City of Suez.

As a result, the Tunisian side advanced on a 5-2 aggregate win to sets up a semi-final clash against Zamalek.

Etoile, who have won the Confederation Cup twice won the first leg contest 3-1 at home.

Striker Karim Aribi scored the equaliser before he was sent off just before the break. His goal cancelled Waleed Bakhet, who put Al Hilal ahead in the 30th minute.

Wajdi Kechrida completed Etoile’s triumph after he scored the match-winner 10 minutes from time.

The tie was supposed to be played in Omdurman on 14 April but was delayed and moved to Egypt due to security concerns after the overthrow of Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir.

Etoile will stay in Egypt to face local giants Zamalek in Sunday’s semi-final clash whilst Sfaxien host new kids on the block, RS Berkane in Sfax.

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