Political turmoil in Sudan sees Al Hilal’s CAF CC quarter-final clash postponed

Sudanese heavyweights Al Hilal were scheduled to host the second-leg of their CAF Confederations Cup quarter-final clash against Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel this Sunday 14 April but due to the political tensions in the East African country, brought by the dethronement of president Omar El Bashir, the tie has been postponed indefinitely.

Bashir’s 30 year rule came to an end on Thursday with the country’s military confirming that it had taken control after almost four months of protests.

The uncertainty surrounding the situation is what has led CAF to postpone the game until further notice.

Part of the first-leg action as Al Hilal lost 3-1 to Etoile du Sahel in Tunisia

Convincing victory

Etoile lead the tie 3-1 on aggregate after claiming a convincing victory at home in Sousse last weekend.

Despite the postponement, the round still goes on Sunday with three other matches scheduled to take place.

Kenyan champions Gor Mahia will be away in Morocco for their second leg encounter against RS Berkane looking to overturn the first-leg 2-0 deficit in Nairobi a week ago.

K’Ogallo need to win by three clear goals to be able to progress to the semi-finals.

Below are all the second-leg fixtures scheduled for Sunday 14;

CS Sfaxien vs Nkana – Sfax Tunisia (Nkana lead 2-1)

Zamalek vs Hassania Agadir – Alexandria Egypt (Tied at 0-0)

RS Berkane vs Gor Mahia – Berkane Morocco (Berkane lead 2-0)

Al Hilal vs Etoile du Sahel – Khartoum Sudan (Etoile lead 3-1)