CAF had imposed several penalties for Esperance Tunis, most notably the holding of 4 matches without an audience, in addition to a fine of up to $300,000 due to the events against the Algerian JS Kabylie match. The Esperance fans always represent a strong motivation for their players, and their absence will greatly affect the team’s performance. They also suffer from many technical problems and are far from their level, losing the last two games against Club Africain and CS Sfaxien. Al Ahly coach Marcel Koller has proven his worth in the recent period, and he fought the difficult confrontations well, especially in the Egyptian Cup final and the Super Cup. They are undefeated in the last 8 games, having some super hard matches against Pyramids (two times), and Raja Casablanca (two times). The squad is composed of super-quality players who have a big experience in CAF and are expected to take an important win.