Etoile du Sahel did well to hold onto their advantage in a tight Caf Confederation Cup decider against South African club Orlando Pirates on Sunday.
The Tunisians got a late equaliser in Soweto, drawing 1-1 against Bucs and that goal was effectively the difference over the two legs.
It wasn’t plain sailing because Pirates had the first big chance in the second leg, coming in the 17th minute but Thabo Rakhale shot wide from close.
Bucs keeper Ovono’s mistake was fatal on the day, his loose handling resulted in Ammar Jemal tapping in the goal soon after.
Then Acosta’s good long range effort forced Ovono into a save in the 28th minute. Eight minutes later his shot shaved the bar.
Kermit Erasmus started to threaten before the break, but he failed to judge the off-side trap effectively.
Rakhale had a chance to restore parity in the 58th minute inside the Sahel box, but keeper Aymen Mathlouthi reacted quickly and collected the ball before the winger could shoot at goal.
With five minutes left on the clock, Bucs striker Thamsanqa Gabuza unleashed a shot from the edge of the Sahel box and Mathlouthi produced a brilliant save to deny the centre forward.
In the 90th minute, Pirates were awarded a free-kick just outside the Sahel box and Myeni forced captain Mathlouthi into a great save.
The Red Devils won 2-1 on aggregate.