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02 Nov 2011 06:17:02

Factfile for African Champions League finalists Esperance of Tunisia before first leg at Wydad Casablanca of Morocco this weekend:

Full name: Esperance Sportive de Tunis

Formed: 1919

Ground: El Menzah Stadium, Tunis (capacity: 45,000)

Colours: Red and yellow

Captain: Oussama Darragi (midfielder)

Coach: Nabil Maaloul

Squad (figure indicates shirt number. Tunisian unless noted): 1. Moez Ben Cherifia, 2. Zine El Abidine Souissi, 3. Yaya Banana (CMR), 4. Bilel Ben Brahim, 5. Syam Habib Ben Youssef, 7. Khaled Ayari, 8. Driss Mhirsi, 10. Oussama Darragi, 11. Guy-Roger Toindouba (CMR), 12. Khalil Chammam, 13. Taha Yassine Khnissi, 15. Yannick Ndjeng (CMR), 16. Arbi Mejri, 17. Sameh Derbali, 18. Wajdi Bouazzi, 19. Khaled Mouelhi, 20. Mohamed Ben Mansour, 21. Mejdi Traoui, 22. Wassim Naouara, 23. Khaled Korbi, 24 Oussama Boughanmi, 25. Wissem El Abdi, 26. Harrison Afful (GHA), 27. Safouene Ben Salem, 28. Youssef Msakni, 29. Walid Hicheri, 30. Dramane Traore (MLI)

Path to final: Qualifiers - ASPAC (BEN) 5-2 (5-0 home, 0-2 away), Diaraf (SEN) 6-0 (5-0 1-0), Group B - Mouloudia Alger (ALG) 4-0 1-1, Al-Ahly (EGY) 1-0 1-1, Wydad (MAR) 0-0 2-2, semi-finals - Al-Hilal (SUD) 3-0 (2-0 1-0)

Scorers: 5 - Youssef Msakni, 4 - Oussama Darragi, Yannick Ndjeng, 2 - Wajdi Bouazzi, Dramane Traore, 1 - Yaya Banana, Walid Hicheri, Driss Mhirsi, Roger Toindouba, Mejdi Traoui, Maxime Zingbo (ASPAC) own goal

Previous appearances: 1971 - second round, 1986 - quarter-finals, 1989 - second round, 1990 - quarter-finals, 1992 - first round, 1994 - champions, 1995 - quarter-finals, 1999 - runners-up, 2000 - runners-up, 2001 - semi-finals, 2002 - group, 2003 - semi-finals, 2004 - semi-finals, 2005 - group, 2007 - group, 2010 - runners-up

Record: Home - P78 W59 D15 L4 F188 A39, away - P77 W22 D26 L29 F78 A95, overall - P155 W81 D41 L33 F266 A134

Note: One less away game because Patriotic Army (RWA) withdrew after first leg

Record wins: Home - Patriotic Army (RWA) 7-0, away - Zanaco (ZAM) 4-1

Record losses: Home - Ismailia (EGY) 1-3, away - TP Mazembe (COD) 0-5

African titles: 1994 - African Champions Cup, 1995 - African Super Cup, 1997 - CAF Cup, 1998 - African Cup Winners Cup

Note: African Champions Cup renamed African Champions League in 1997


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