Tunisia’s football federation (FTF) has unveiled a plan to resume the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season in August – if they are given the green light by government.
Football has been suspended in the North African country since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was initially hoped that Ligue 1 could be restarted in June, but government rebuffed the FTF’s plan and they are now aiming for August as a new deadline. The 2020-21 season will start in October according to this new proposal.
“The resumption of professional Ligue 1 will take place in August 2020,” read a statement from the FTF website.
“A certain number of measures will apply which has previously published and which will be sent to the clubs in the form of decisions. They will be published again to remind them.
“The 2020/2021 season for Professional Ligue 1 will start on October 24. The 2020/2021 season for the other divisions will start on October 31.
“The Cup matches will be scheduled according to the requirements of the general calendar.
“All the above-mentioned deadlines are always subject to the approval of the state institutions responsible for defining the general policy for the fight against the coronavirus in accordance with the requirements of the health and epidemiological situation.
“If the official meetings have not resumed in August, the federal office will announce the necessary decisions at the appropriate time.”
Esperance de Tunis enjoyed a 10-point lead over second-placed CS Sfaxien when the season was suspended two months back.