Algerian Togay criticizes the Tunisian League and describes its decision as a crime

The Tunisian Premier League players continued to express their annoyance with the decisions of the National Professional League in programming the coronation phase of the competition, which took place in its first round on 28 and 29 April.

The Algerian international defender of the Tunisian Esperance team, Mohamed Amine Togay, expressed his anger at the date of his team’s match against CS Sfaxien, which ended in a 2-1 victory for Esperance, on Friday, April 29.

Togai published the story of “Story” through his personal account on the social networking site “Instagram”, which included a picture of him lying tired on the bench at the Olympic Stadium in Rades, and wrote: “Friday and at 13:30 … this is a crime against the players.” And he added: “Oh God, do not blame us for what the fools among us have done.”

Many players and coaches raised the problem of scheduling matches in conjunction with Friday prayers, which prevents players, referees and administrators from performing the religious ritual, and despite repeated calls to review the timing of matches in the month of Ramadan due to fasting and Friday prayers, arguments such as “security conditions” are still being promoted. Some of them, to explain the holding of matches according to a schedule that many describe as “inappropriate.”

The results of the first round of the coronation stage of the Tunisian Premier League

Esperance Sports team defeated its guest CS Sfaxien 2-1 in the match that brought them together on Friday, April 29, in the first round of the coronation phase of the Tunisian Football Premier League. Hosts Union Monastir with a score of 1-0.

Esperance raised its score to 6 points at the top of the standings, and Sfaxien’s balance stopped at two points in fifth place (penultimate), while ES Sahel raised its score to 4 points in third place, behind Union Monastir, which raised its score to 5 points in second place, and ahead of the club. The African, with 3 points, is in fourth place, and Ittihad Ben Guerdane’s balance stopped at one point in sixth (last) place.

Youssef El Alami, President of the African Club, Tunisian Minister of Sports, Kamal Daqish

The 16 teams participating in the Tunisian league this 2021-22 season were divided into two groups in the first round of the competition, with 8 teams in each group, with the top three from each group qualifying to the coronation stage.

The two teams that led the two groups got 3 points before they competed in the coronation stage, while the two second-placed teams got two points, and the third-placed teams got one point.


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