Al-Ahly had qualified for the 2017 CAF Champions League, but lost the title to Moroccos Wydad.
Ali Maaloul said in his remarks to the Tunisian “Diwan FM” radio: “I do not like to comment on the fans of Esperance and the coastal star. It is the right of anyone to attack, and the players must endure.”
He added: “In the African Champions League version, I was the best player in the tournament and the most goal-making player, and I was just around the corner to get the best player in Africa, but it didn’t happen.”
And he added: “I am a contractor with a team that I must play well with, even against the Tunisian teams, because I have a professional conscience and between me and my Lord, and I must give the fans and my team the right, and just as I was with the Sfaxians, I defend its colors to the last point of my race.”
He concluded, “Every person in his service must defend him in order to always exist.”