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Tunisian league set to resume next week

Club Africain players in December 2010
Club Africain are among the teams who will play in the Tunisian league

Tunisian football league will resume next week for the first time since the revolution which overthrew President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

Matches will be played in all the league centres from 13 March.

But the authorities in the country have ruled that all the matches will be played behind closed doors.

That is because demonstrations have continued despite the ousting of President Ben Ali and it is feared that protesters could attend the matches.

Football in Tunisia was suspended in January as the country was engulfed by political protests which resulted in the departure of President Ben Ali.

Competitive football returned to the country on Friday when Club Africain hosted APR of Rwanda in the Champions League.

Ten thousand fans were allowed to attend the game in the Rades Stadium outside Tunis, although the entrance was restricted by the club.

Club Africain defeated APR 4-0 on Friday to reach the second round 6-2 on aggregate, setting up a clash with Egyptian side Zamalek.

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25 Feb 11 |  African
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27 Feb 11 |  African
Football and fans return to Cairo
27 Feb 11 |  African

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