CAF postpones El-Hilal vs. Etoile du Sahel game in Sudan due to security situation

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Apr 2019


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that the game between Sudan's El-Hilal and Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing security unrest in Sudan.

"The match was due to take place on Sunday 14 April 2019 at the El-Hilal Stadium in Omdurman," read a statement on the CAF official website.

"The new date, kick-off time and venue of the match will be decided by the CAF and communicated to all parties in due time."

Etoile defeated El-Hilal 3-1 in the first leg played on 7 April 2019 in Tunisia.

President Omar Al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan for 30 years, was ousted on Thursday in a coup by the armed forces, which has announced a two-year period of military rule to be followed by elections.

In an address on state television, Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said that Al-Bashir, 75, has been placed under arrest in a "safe place" and that a military council is now running the country.

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