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Tunisian League to kick off amidst security

Tunisia football league will kick off this weekend behind closed doors for the first games, but will be opened to spectators from match day two.

After a meeting between the FA and the Ministry of Sports on Tuesday, the clubs participating in the top divisions were authorised to open their facilities to supporters, the Football Federation said on Wednesday in Tunis.


The Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup matches taking place next weekend in Tunisia will also be opened to the public, according to officials.

The Interior Ministry earlier ordered all football clubs in the country not to open their stadiums to supporters until further notice.

The measure was meant to minimise risks of confrontations between anti and pro-government supporters in the wake of the assassination of opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi in July.