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Enyimba International Football club had their first feel of the turf of the Olympic Stadium in Sousse, venue of their Wednesday’s CAF Champions League second round, second leg tie against Etoile du Sahel, but the team arrived at the stadium at 7:00pm to a tense and particularly hostile atmosphere, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
A number of home fans lined the route into the pitch, hurling insults at the players and officials in French, Arabic and English. When the players started warming up, a dozen fans invaded the pitch in an attempt to disrupt the training and the filming of events before they were escorted off the pitch by the police.
Not done, rocks were hurled at the players during their warm up with Enyimba players fleeing for safety. Calm was later restored when more security men arrived and some of the erring fans were escorted from the stadium.
“It’s because they are running scared,” Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi Agwu told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“They are condemned to score four unreplied goals in order to qualify. The fear of impending failure is making their fans act in such a manner. But by the grace of God, we will be victorious in spite of their antics.”