After a five months break due to COVID-19 outbreak, the Tunisian League (Ligue 1) resumed on Saturday (1 August 2020) with the Match Day 17 games, to see another major African football league returning to life.
Football activities stopped all over the world with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak since last March. But life returned gradually to the game, with the Tunisian Ligue 1 joining the pack this weekend.
Holders and current leaders Esperance maintained top spot with a 12 point gap over nearest contenders CS Sfaxien. Esperance came from behind to defeat AS Soliman 2-1 at Rades. The “Blood and Gold” side raised their tally to 47 points on top of the list.
Sfaxien failed to close the gap on the leaders, when they only managed a 1-1 draw at US Tatouine later on Sunday to have their tally raised to 35 points, twelve adrift of Esperance. It was a similar story with third place side US Monastir who were held to a barren stalemate at home by Club Africain. Monastir’s tally reached 32 points, three more than fourth placed Etoile du Sahel who returned from Kairouan with a 3-1 victory over bottom side US Kairouan.
Action resumes next weekend with Match Day 18 games taking place.