Abdul Qader Saeed
Wednesday 9 June 2021
The Ministry of Health in Tunisia rejected the requests of the Esperance fans to attend its team’s match against Al-Ahly in the first leg of the semi-finals of the African Champions League scheduled for the 19th of this month.
According to the Tunisian newspaper, “Al-Sabah”, the Esperance fans organized vigils in front of the Ministry of Health headquarters to demand the attendance of the upcoming Al-Ahly confrontation.
However, Faouzi Mahdi, the Tunisian Minister of Health, replied that this is not possible, given that the presence of fans in matches contributes to the spread of a virus epidemic.
The Esperance administration had tried to obtain approval in the presence of 15,000 spectators by addressing the African Union and the Ministry of Health in Tunisia.
However, CAF requires government approval first in order to allow the public to attend, given the spread of the Corona virus epidemic all over the world at the moment.