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Chaos and tear gas over tickets for the Esperance and Al-Ahly match


Tunisian security forces were forced to fire tear gas to disperse a number of angry fans of the Tunisian football club Esperance, while tickets for the first leg of the final match were on sale. African Champions League It is scheduled to be held on Saturday, against Al-Ahly of Egypt, on the grounds of the “Hammadi Al-Aqrabi” Olympic Stadium, Prades.

Large numbers of Esperance fans flocked to the ticket outlets at El Menzah Stadium, in the center of the capital, since dawn on Thursday, hoping to obtain a ticket.

The large crowding in queues due to the limited number of tickets led to chaos and violence. This necessitated the intervention of the security forces, as the vicinity of the area witnessed skirmishes between the crowd and the security forces, causing injuries and arrests.

Tunisian coach Fathi Jebal talks about the match between Esperance and Al-Ahly in the CAF Champions League final winwin

The Tunisian Ministry of Sports decided to increase the number of tickets for the match between Esperance and its guest Al-Ahly Al-Masry, in the first leg of the African Champions League final, after the Tunisian authorities had allowed 27,000 fans to attend the match on Saturday, before the number increased.

Increasing the number of tickets for the Esperance and Al-Ahly match

A statement issued by the Ministry of Sports stated: “In coordination with the authorities and all concerned parties, it was decided to increase the number of tickets for the first leg of the African Champions League final between Esperance and Al-Ahly of Egypt to 34,000 tickets.”

The Esperance match against Al-Ahly will be held at 20:00 Tunisia time and 22:00 Egypt time, next Saturday in Rades, in the first leg of the African Champions League final, while the return match will be held on Saturday, May 25, at Cairo International Stadium, which is the third final that will bring together… The two teams after 2012 and 2018.



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