Al Ahly SC (Club of the Century) vs ES TUnis Champions league 2023 12.05.2023

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Today I want to write a pre-match prediction. The semi final UEFA Champions league match Al Ahly VS ES Tunis that will take place at the Stade Olympique de Radès Stadium, which will be played with no fans due to the previews events that occurred, and will start at 15:00 EST 22:00 GMT

UEFA have announced that Peter Waweru Kamaku will referee the first-leg of the Champions League semi-final between Al Ahly VS ES Tunis.

Peter Waweru, the 40 year old, has made 9 appearances at the CAF Champions league since he first appeared in 2018/2019 he has issued 24 yellow cards and 0 red cards in all appearance at the UEFA Champions league. He was responsible for issuing 1 penalty kicks in the his 9 appearances at the CAF Champions league.

Last time Peter, refereed for Al Ahly was during the group stages against Coton Sport Club from Cameroon and Al Ahly ended up winning 4-0 but the quality of the refereeing was horrible with lots of mistakes from him and the VAR. It will be interesting to see how this match will go.

Interesting fact – He is also a professor of pure mathematics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya.

I was not able to find neither the Assistant refs nor the fourth official.

The video Assistant Referees Mustapha Ghorbal who is an Algerian, which might be interesting to watch how he will be on the video reviews and will he actually do the right thing?

ES Tunis

ES Tunis at the Stade Olympique de RadΓ¨s will want to come out attacking and get a head while they are the home team today for the first leg, they will want to put pressure on Al Ahly. This is a never ending rivalry between the two clubs and it came in at a time where one Arab, North African, club will be represented in the CAF Final! So in these two matches we should expect high intensity! I believe this will mean ES Tunis will play a 4 -2 – 3 – 1 formation and fluid attacking style similar to how they faced Napoli in the last game and Lazio.

Starting at the front with no other than Ben Gammouda(CF), along the flanks we will have Elhouni (LW) and Zaddem(RW).

In central midfield we will have Bougrine(CM), Coulibaly(CM) and Ben Romdhane(CM).

In the Defense we will have Ben Hamida(LWB), Tougai(CD), Meriah(CD) and Ben Ali(RWB).

and finally Ben Cherifia(GK).

I believe this will be the formation and the players selected for today’s match the results should be out 45 mins before the start of the match so lets see if this holds true.

Al Ahly

Al Ahly will want to play this smart against their nemeses ES Tunis. They Should take advantage of the first leg which will be played away without fans. Al Ahly should come out with an attacking to win mentality and seal the deal in Tunis. They should not throw causation to the wind, but they should play smart and try to use the lack of fans to make a good results. Again Al Ahly has to come out aggressive and make it very difficult for ES Tunis. I believe they will play with more causation against Es Tunis, because they know there is a second leg. Also from the previous CAF Champions League Matches Al Ahly did not go on the front run and dominate in attacking during away matches with difficult opponents, they wait patiently and inevitably get the goal separation that puts them front. Most probably they will be playing the follow formation, 4 – 1 – 4 – 1.

Starting at the front with no other than Kahraba (CF), along the flanks we will have El Shahat (LW) and Tau (RW).

In central midfield we will have Fathi , Dieng(CM), M.Attia (DM) to hold the midfield and defend so that El Shahat and Tau could play a supporting role in the middle and attaching 3rds giving them the flexibility to be more on the attacking support role in the midfield and punish ES Tunis in the counter attacks.

In the Defense we will have Abdelmonen and Y.Ibrahim (Metwaly I believe is with a concussion from the previous Egyptian Super Cup Match) (CD) in the Left Back Position no other than Maaloul (LB) and Right Back will be Hany (RB).

and finally El Shenaway (GK).

I believe this will be the formation and the players selected for today’s match the results should be out 45 mins before the start of the match so lets see if this holds true.

Let’s how the match goes! Let me know who you support and your thoughts in the comments below!

See you in the next one!

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