- Return legs of the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League
- Primeiro de Agosto and Al Ahly have the upper hand
- Two-legged final to take place on 2 and 9 November
After knocking out TP Mazembe in the quarter-finals, Primeiro de Agosto are continuing to relish their role as CAF Champions League giantkillers. The Angolan club secured a valuable 1-0 home win in the first leg of their semi-final against Esperance de Tunis, another of the continent’s heavyweights, with Luvumbo Pedro Bua scoring the all-important goal 10 minutes from time. Les Sang et Or (“Blood and Gold”) will have a passionate 40,000 crowd cheering them on in the return at the Stade Olympique in Rades, however, and will believe in their chances of turning the tie around.
In the other semi-final tie, Al Ahly travel to ES Setif with a 2-0 advantage thanks to goals from Walid Soliman and Islam Mohareb in the first half of the first leg in Cairo. Yet, as the experienced Abdelmoumene Djabou has warned, the Algerians have the firepower to come back.
Both second legs will be played on Tuesday 23 October. The winners of the competition will qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup, to be held in the United Arab Emirates between 12 and 22 December.
Semi-final second leg fixtures
Esperance de Tunis-Primeiro de Agosto (23 October, 17.00 local time)
ES Setif-Al Ahly (23 October, 20.00 local time)