Esperance fans face charges

Several Tunisian fans are facing charges in Egypt for their part in rioting during last week's Champions League match between Al Ahly and Esperance in Cairo.

Several Tunisian fans are facing charges in Egypt for their part in rioting during last week's Champions League match between Al Ahly and Esperance in Cairo.

Fifteeen Tunisian fans were detained by Egyptian authorities after Ahly's 3-0 win on Friday at the Cairo International Stadium.

Following the release of five fans, the remaining nine are expected to face charges for provoking the riots.

The Tunisian fans started the trouble after their favourites conceded their heaviest ever defeat in African club competition. Angry supporters reacted to the display by breaking seats, throwing both stones and fireworks - directing them towards the Ahly bench, Egyptian fans and security officials.

A few Egyptian supporters were injured while a security officer was transferred to hospital following the clashes.

"These are extreme elements in a football crowd who could endanger other fans," a police spokesman said.

Ahly have informed CAF of the list of damages caused by the Esperance fans. - BBC

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