Ghana defender Harrison Afful will be playing in his third successive CAF Champions League final after defending champions Esperance qualified on Saturday.
The versatile player lasted the entire duration as the Blood and Gold beat TP Mazembe 1-0 in their second leg semi-final clash in Tunis to advance after drawing 0-0 in the first leg.
Afful overly impressed and should have even scored for his side from one of his lethal raids on the right flank.
Eight minutes into the game, he tested Mazembe goalkeeper Muteba Kidiaba with a header that the latter parried.
Afful put Kidiaba under pressure again in the 23rd minute with a long range effort that Mazembe’s inspirational goalkeeper deflected.
The 26-year-old is delighted to have played a role in the club’s recent achievements.
“It is great to be part of this club’s recent history. It wasn’t easy for us to go the final again but thanks to the players and the coach and the fans,” Afful told MTNFootball.com
Last season, the former Asante Kotoko player scored the only goal which won Esperance the title.
Esperance will play either Al Ahly or Sunshine Stars of Nigeria in the final next month.