By Beng Emmanuel
The Tunisia Football Federation has confirmed the country’s domestic league will resume on August 2nd and will run till September 20,2020. The domestic championships were halted in March amid fears of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Dates for the Cup games and Super Cup have also been confirmed for September 6th and 27th,2020 respectively.
Before this announcement,the Tunisia FA had picked a temporal date to restart football activities in the country although no exact date was fixed.
Kick442.com reported in April that the FTF also decided that if the league goes beyond June 30, contracts of players will be extended until the end of the championship, but not beyond November 30, 2020.
The statement concludes that ”The Tunisian Football Federation via its members, its various structures and all its departments, will remain available to affiliated clubs.”
Tunisia is among several African countries to resume their domestic leagues after the global health crises paralyzed football activities across the globe.
Burundi and Tanzania have opted for similar option.
The Tunisian Football Federation has announced that the Ligue 1 championship will make its comeback on August 2.
Suspended since mid-March due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Ligue 1 should restart on August 2 while the Tunisian Super Cup 2019-2020, which will pit Esperance Sportive de Tunis against Club Sportif Sfaxien, will take place on September 27 next.
Here is the schedule for the resumption of competitions in Tunisia:
League 1 :
17th day: August 2;
18th day: August 9;
19th day: August 12;
20th day: August 16;
21st day: August 23;
22nd day: August 26;
23rd day: August 30;
24th: September 13;
25th day: September 16;
26th day: September 20.
Quarter-finals: September 6;
Semi-finals: September 9;
Final: will be designated later.
Tunisian Super Cup:
Final: September 27.
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