CAF Champions League final between Al Ahly and Esperance sells out in record time

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CAF Champions League final between Al Ahly and Esperance sells out in record time

Festus Chuma 14:37 - 24.05.2024

Fans from across the globe secured tickets rapidly for the CAF Champions League final between Al Ahly and Esperance.

The 2023/2024 CAF Champions League second-leg final between Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Tunisian powerhouse Esperance Sportive de Tunis has sold out within a mere two hours.

Scheduled to commence at 9 PM East African time, the eagerly awaited clash will be played at the 70,000-seater Cairo International Stadium on Saturday.

The final will be broadcast across over 90 countries, allowing fans from Sub-Saharan Africa to the South Pacific to partake in the excitement in their native languages through various CAF platforms.

In response to the immense demand, both CAF and host club Al Ahly have ramped up their safety and security measures to ensure a smooth experience for the tens of thousands of spectators expected to flock to the venue. 

"The huge demand for the match underscores the ever-growing interest in African Club Football and has necessitated CAF together with the Host Club, Al Ahly to strengthen Safety and Security plans in and around the Cairo International Stadium," reads a statement on the CAF website.

Global broadcasting partners such as beIN Sport, Canal+, and New World TV will ensure comprehensive coverage across regions including MENA, Europe, America, and the South Pacific.

 Additionally, numerous free-to-air broadcasters in Africa, including SABC, Azam Media, and AfroSport, will bring the action live to millions of viewers, ensuring no fan misses out on the action.

Al Ahly, a club with a storied history in the competition, comes into the match unbeaten in their last 19 CAF Champions League matches. 

This impressive run includes 12 wins and seven draws, alongside an astounding record of 16 clean sheets. 

The Red Devils' formidable defense has only been breached three times during this streak, showcasing their tactical discipline and defensive prowess.

On the other hand, Espérance Sportive de Tunis enters the final with a solid record of their own, having remained unbeaten in their last five knockout round matches without conceding a single goal.

The Blood and Gold who last won the competition in 2019 are aiming to recapture glory and add a fifth CAF Champions League title to its illustrious trophy cabinet.

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