Star man missing for Esperance


Speaking in Tunis ahead of the crucial match at Stade Olympique de Radès, coach Maher Kanzari announced that the defender picked up a thigh injury ahead of Tunisia’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon this past weekend.

Otherwise Esperance will stick to much the same side that did duty in the goalless first leg at Orlando Stadium a fortnight ago.

Meanwhile, Pirates arrived safely in Tunisia yesterday. They will have their final training session at the Olympic Stadium of Rades this afternoon.