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Etoile du Sahel cruise past APR to qualify for Group stage

Etoile du Sahel cruise past APR to qualify for Group stage

Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel were too strong for visitors APR of Rwanda, beating them 4-0 to qualify winning 5-1 on aggregate at Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium in Monastir on Saturday.

The Tunisian side were favorites to advance despite the two sides drawing 1-1 In the first leg played in Kigali, Rwanda.

Veteran Yacine Chikhaoui put Etoile ahead from the spot after 19 minutes, as the first half ended with the 2007 champions leading 1-0.

Two minutes after the restart, Chikhaoui completed his personal brace, as Etoile were easing towards the group stage. APR had to play with a man down for the last 25 minutes after seeing one of their players sent off.

The hosts waited till injury time to add two more goals. Mohamed Daoui added the third from the spot after 92 minutes, while Ali Souma put the final touch four minutes into injury time.

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