Saturday 3 November 2018
Nabil Maalouel, Tunisia's former coach, confirmed the eligibility of Al-Ahly to win Esperance in the match held on Friday evening.
Maaloul said in statements via MBC Egypt that Ahli was better than Esperance in most of the time of the match, pointing out that his opinion is not related to the errors of arbitration.
"Ahli deserved to win because he was the best, he did not steal the victory but Esperance did not look good during the match," said the former Tunisia coach.
"In my opinion, the first penalty for Al Ahly was not correct, but away from the referee mistakes, the Egyptian team was the best in most of the meeting."
"Coulibaly was not on the pitch. There were a lot of things that did not show up well in Esperance, so Al Ahly deserved the victory."
"I have warned a lot about the seriousness of Walid Sulaiman, who is in his best shape at the moment, while Esperance suffers from the decline of a large number of players."
Al-Ahly beat Esperance 3-1 on Friday night in the final leg of the African Champions League at the Borg el-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.