A dream was shattered as Etoile Sahel of Tunisia stunned titleholders Al-Ahly of Egypt 3-1 last weekend to win a first African Champions League title.
No one outside Tunisia gave Etoile a chance at Cairo Stadium after they were held 0-0 two weeks ago in the first leg of the African Football Confederation (CAF) club showpiece.
Victory was particularly sweet for the men from the Mediterranean resort of Sousse as they were crushed 3-0 by Ahly at the same ground in the 2005 African Champions League decider.
For those who missed this spectacle, the highlights will be screened on the African Soccer Television show on SABC1 Sport's Laduma programme on Sunday at 2.30pm.
Ahly were seeking two records - a third consecutive title and sixth overall - but the dismissal of defender Emad al-Nahas early in the second half turned a match the Egyptians were poised to win. Etoile took the lead in first-half stoppage time through Afouene Gharbi only for Al-Nahas to equalise five minutes into the second half of a thrilling final watched by a capacity 50000 crowd. Needing to score again under the away-goal rule, Ahly laid siege to the Etoile goal until Al-Nahas was shown a red card by outstanding Moroccan referee Abderrahim al-Arjoun, reports Sapa-AFP.
Reuters writes that an extra-time goal from Fita gave Primeiro Maio a 2-1 win in the Angolan Cup final on Sunday as they came from behind to beat Benfica Luanda.
Local viewers can watch highlights of the Benguela-based club's first trophy success in 24 years.
Benfica Luanda, who were also beaten finalists last year, took the lead after 37 minutes through striker Bena but a penalty from Adolfo in the 76th minute forced the game into extra-time.
The winner came five minutes into extra-time. - (Additional reporting by Sello Rabothata)