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Etoile-Orlando Pirates final kick-off brought forward due to Tunisia turmoil

Following the deadly bus bombing of a presidential guard bus in Tunis on Tuesday, a curfew has been imposed by the authorities in the Tunisian capital

Ahram Online , Wednesday 25 Nov 2015
Orlando Pirates' Ayanda Gcaba (L) vies for the ball with Etoile du Sahel's Baghdad Bounedjah (R) during the first final of the 2015 CAF - Confederation of African Football Cup match between South Africa's Orlando Pirates and Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel on November 21, 2015 (Photo: AFP)
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The African Confederation Cup final between Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel and South Africa's Orlando Pirates will be brought a few hours forward to take place at 14:00 GMT instead of 18:30 GMT on 29 November, African governing body said on Wednesday.

Following the bombing of a presidential guard bus in Tunis of Tuesday, a deadly attack which left at least 12 people killed, a 9:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew has been imposed by the authorities in the Tunisian capital.

As a result, the Confederation Cup final second-leg will be played four hours and a half earlier, following a request submitted by Eoile to the African football governing body (CAF).

"The decision by CAF was taken in consultation with the Fédération Tunisienne de Football and the Tunisian Ministry of Interior," CAF said in a statement.

Etoile will be eyeing their second Confederation Cup title when they take on the South Africans at the Olympic Stadium in Sousse following a 1-1 first-leg draw in Johannesburg. 

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