Esperance’s New Coach Sets Sights on CAF Champions League



Al-Mondher Al-Kabir, the new man at Esperance Sportive’s managerial helm, wants an end to the club’s five-year wait for the Total CAF Champions League title.


Esperance, defending champions of the Tunisian Premier League, last secured the continent’s biggest club gong in 2011.

They’ve since failed to redo that feat six years later despite consistent success at domestic level.

New gaffer, 47-year-old Kbaier wants to see an end to that hoodoo after being unveiled as the club’s newest coach on an interim basis.

‘We will try to continue fighting for every trophy there for the take at domestic level but as well bring the club back to where it belongs and win the CAF Champions League,’ the Bizerte-born and erstwhile AS Marsa’s coach says at his unveiling.

Mondher is expected to be offered a two-year deal lasting until June 2020 at elapse of his interim spell but that will hinge hugely on his performances with the team.

Unbeaten ES are top of the table on thirty-six points which breaks down as eleven wins with three draws.

Kbaier replaces Faouzi Benzarti who walked out on the outfit last week after falling out with the club supporters.

Club faithful descended onto the pitch and sparked violence in bitter reaction to the team’s stalemate result with Zarzis.

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