Al-Ahly of Egypt put forward in the final of the African Champions League, after its 1-0 victory over its Tunisian host, Esperance, in the first leg of the semi-final at Rades Stadium, today, Saturday, which witnessed mass riots that caused a delay in the start of the match.
Mohamed Sharif scored Al-Ahly’s goal and the only match in the 67th minute, after a wonderful through pass from Malian Aliou Diang that made him unique to the goal of the owners of the land, to hit the post and follow the ball into the net.
Al-Ahly, the defending champion, needs to win or draw any result in the return match in Cairo, next Saturday, to qualify for the final for the second year in a row, and is closer to extending his record of winning the title for the tenth time.
According to the official Al-Ahly club website, Al-Ahly and Al-Tarji players and the refereeing staff left Hamadi Al-Aqrabi Stadium in Brades; Because they were suffocated and unable to breathe, after Tunisian security fired tear gas canisters inside the Hamadi Al-Aqrabi stadium in Rades as a result of the rioting of the crowd.
A large number of fans were also exposed to cases of fainting after the Tunisian security fired tear gas to control the rioting of the masses, after nearly an hour of delay, the referee decided to blow the whistle at the start of the match after the Tunisian security forces took control of the situation.