Ten-man Wydad hold Esperance

Holders Esperance de Tunis, managed to come out of the first leg of the Total CAF Champions League 2018/19 clash with a 1-1 draw

Start list: Wydad Athletic Club VS E.S.T.

Start list: Wydad Athletic Club VS E.S.T.

CAF CL - What they said: Wydad vs Esperance

Ahead of today’s first leg final of the Total CAF Champions League, below are some words of key actors from both sides during Thursday’s press conference;

CAF CL - Head-to-head: Wydad vs Esperance in CAF matches

When Moroccan giants Wydad Athletic Club entertains their Tunisian counterparts Esperance Sportive de Tunis in Rabat on Friday as the 2018/19 Total CAF Champions League reaches the decisive stage, it won’t be the first time both sides are competing for the Holy Grail of continental club football.

CAF CL - Wydad set for another continental tile

It is the second CAF Champions league final in three years for Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco. Overall the Casablanca-based club has been champions on two occasions, 1992 and 2017.

CAF CL - Wydad vs Esperance: a tale of two champions

All eyes will be focused on the Moroccan capital Rabat this weekend when giants Wydad Athletic Club host their Tunisian counterparts Esperance de Tunis, as the 2018/19 Total CAF Champions League reaches the ultimate stage.

CAF CC - Gross: We will have a night to remember in Alexandria

Winning domestic titles in Switzerland and Saudi Arabia may have highlighted Christian Gross’ coaching career, but the 64-year old tactician knows a continental trophy would mean another level of success.

Wydad – Esperance: Team Facts

Ahead of Friday’s first leg final of the Total CAF Champions League 2018/19 season, below are some key facts on the finalists;

Morocco - Saidi, Wydad's midfield maestro

Fans of Wydad Athletic Club call him “maestro”. Salahdine Saidi is a defensive midfielder, with an eye for goals blessed with sound technique and impressive vision. He has been the decisive factor in many games in the last four years largely thanks to his goals and precision in his work.

CAF CL - ES Tunis to defend its title

The Tunisians were solid in the second leg of the semi-final in Lubumbashi. For their part, the Ravens were unable to transform their broad domination in front of their fans in Kamalondo stadium.