Al Ahly of Egypt issues apology to Tunisian club Esperance

Egypt’s Al Ahly has apologized to Esperance officials for the harassment the Tunisian team suffered as they headed to Al Kaher Stadium for training yesterday Thursday before facing the Red Genie.

Al-Ahly and Al-Taraji will play against Al-Taraji in the second leg of the semi-finals of the African Champions League at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday evening.

Al-Ahly wrote on his Twitter account: “On the instructions of Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Chairman of the Board of Directors, the club’s delegation, which included engineer Khaled Mourtaji, Treasurer, and Muhammad Al-Damati, member of the Board of Directors, who led the mission of the football team in Tunisia, went to the residence of the mission of the sister Tunisian club Esperance.

He added: “Murtaji and Al Damati apologized for the harassment of the Esperance team’s bus last night by some individuals not affiliated with Al Ahly during the entry of the Tunisian team into the stadium in Cairo for the main training.”

And he added: “The Al-Ahly delegation confirmed the depth of the close relationship that binds the two clubs, and that what came from the (lack of) behavior is unacceptable to everyone, especially since the security forces have done everything possible to eliminate such ( external) behavior, and that Esperance’s mission is of great interest and appreciation to all.”

He concluded: “The brothers are very welcome in their second country and Al-Ahly is proud of the relationship that he has with all his brothers from Tunisian clubs and at the forefront is the Esperance club which has a great history.”

It is noteworthy that the match of the first leg, held last week in Tunisia, ended with the victory of Al-Ahly with a score of 3 without answer.


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