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Former Bohs Star Raised In Ireland Set To Feature In African CL Final

Former Bohemians defender Ayman Ben Mohamed looks set to feature in the African Champions League final after helping his club, Espérance de Tunis, defeat Angolan side Primeiro de Agosto in the semi-final of the competition last night.

Esperance qualified 4-3 on aggregate having lost the first leg 1-0 in Luanda and will now play Al Ahly of Egypt in the final.

Ben Mohamed recently made his senior international debut for his country Tunisia in what’s been a whirlwind week or so for the 23-year-old.

The left-back who played the whole 90 minutes in his side’s victory was born in London to an Irish mother and a Tunisian father and moved to Ireland when he was two years of age beginning his career at Dublin side UCD.

Ben Mohamed then went on to have spells at Longford Town and Bohemians as well as featuring in a home-based Irish U21 squad.

In 2016 while playing with Bohemians Ben Mohamed received his first call-up to the Tunisian senior setup and made his debut two years later in last week’s 2-1 win over Niger which sealed Tunisia’s place in the African Nations Cup.

The game in which Ben Mohamed featured was an incredibly exciting one.

Anice Badri netted five minutes from time to earn Esperance a 4-2 victory on the night and a 3-2 victory on aggregate.

Mohamed Belaili, from a penalty, Mohamed Yakoubi and Haythem Jouini were the other scorers for Esperance, who led 2-1 at half-time in the Stade Olympique.

Geraldo had given Primeiro an early lead and Lompala Bokamba made it 2-2 on the night after 64 minutes before the Tunisians scored twice more to snatch overall victory

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Author: Oisin McQueirns

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