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Tunisian league re-start put on hold again

Club Africain players in December 2010
There has been no league action in Tunisia since January

Fans in Tunisia will have to wait a bit longer to enjoy league football again after plans to resume matches this weekend were cancelled.

The decision was taken after a meeting on Tuesday between the Tunisian FA and club owners.

The league was suspended in January following political protests which ousted President Ben Ali.

It is believed there are still fears about security at games, especially outside the capital Tunis.

Last week football authorities had announced that the league would resume across the country this weekend.

But the sports ministry said on Wednesday that the return will be 'conditioned" by the "security situation" in the country.

Competitive football returned to the country just over a week ago when Club Africain hosted APR of Rwanda in the Champions League.

The FA had hoped that game would be a catalyst for the league to resume but that will no longer be the case.

The authorities will now wait to see the outcome of another Champions League match, this time between Club Africain and Zamalek of Egypt, before a decision is taken.

The game is scheduled to be played during the weekend of 18-20 March in Tunis.

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