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Tunisian Ministry of Interior reveals Esperance fans riots details

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Tunisian Ministry of Interior revealed details about the riots that broke out during Esperance de Tunis victory over CD Primeiro de Agosto in the semi-final.

Esperance managed to secure their qualification to the final match after winning 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday but riots broke out in Rades stadium between fans attending the game and police forces.

The ministry issued a statement disclosing the damage and injuries that followed the riots in which a number of fans used excessive amounts of flares and threw them on security forces, attempted to invade the pitch and damaging stadium facilities, stating that 12 fans were detained.

39 security personnel were injured, four of them are suffering from serious injuries, the ministry said.

The statement concluded by pointing out that more coordination will be carried out with various parties to check all needed organizational procedures for local and African games hosted by Tunisian clubs and to review the number of fans allowed in each game.

Esperance will host Al Ahly in Rades stadium on November 9 for the first-leg match of the Champions League final.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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