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CAF CL – Champions Esperance Record First Group Win Against Platinum

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Defending champions Esperance du Tunis beat FC Platinum 2-0 on Friday to record their maiden Group B win in this season’s CAF Champions League.

Veteran striker Taha Yassine Khenissi was the destroyer in chief for the Tunisians – hitting a brace to condemn the visiting Zimbabweans to their first defeat of the group.

The victory sees the Blood and Gold move three points clear at the top on four points – pending the other group fixture of the day between Orlando Pirates and Horoya AC.

Taha broke the deadlock in the 24th minute – capitalizing on poor clearance to stub in from inside the box for a 1-0 half time lead.

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The danger-man doubled the lead for his brace in the 65th minute – heading home a floated ball from an initial corner kick.

Platinum were generally flat and barely threatened Esperance.

The game was played without fans since Esperance are serving a two-match fans ban over hooliganism.

The team drew their first group match 1-1 away to Horoya AC of Guinea.

FC Platinum on the other were held to a barren draw by Orlando Pirates on the same match day.

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Bonface Osano

Written by Bonface Osano

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