Tunisia’s soccer League 1 – day 11 results

Tunisia’s soccer League 1 day-11 games played on Saturday:

November 25:

Group B


CA Bizertin 3 MarsaIbrahima Sissoko 6′, Achraf Ferchichi 46′, Bonheur Mugisha (80′-own goal)

AS Marsa 1 Nizar Smichi 55′


CS Sfaxien 2 Alaa Ghram 28′, Hazem Haj Hassan 65′

ES Métlaoui 0


November 26:


AS Monastir – US Tataouine

Exempt: Espérance ST

Group A fixtures:

November 26:


EGS Gafsa – S Tunisien

Ben Guerdane:

USB Guerdane – AS Soliman

December 14:


C africain – ES Sahel

Exempted: Olympique de Béja

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

French Embassy, CNOT discuss joint programme to involve youths in Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

A joint programme aimed at involving young people in the Paris-2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games was at heart of a meeting on Friday between France’s Ambassador to Tunisia Anne Gueguen and a delegation of the Tunisian National Olympic Committee led by its President Mehrez Boussayène.

The meeting offered the opportunity to discuss the broad outlines of a joint programme that will get underway in mid-December and involve sports federations, the Pierre de Coubertin sports school, French high schools, embassies and families in several governorates in the north and centre of the country, according to the CNOT.

The goal is to promote the Paris-2024 Olympic Games among all Tunisians and residents of France and other nationalities in Tunisia.

Several fan areas will be arranged to rally as many youths as possible around the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games, to enshrine friendship and peace in the world, according to the same source.

A steering committee will start work next week on implementing this programme,
which has been dubbed “Tunisia, Land of the Games,” adds the CNOT.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

First Confederation of Africa Canoe Sprint and Para Canoe qualifiers: Ghaylène Khatteli books ticket for Paris-2024 Olympics

Tunisia’s Ghaylène Khattali booked his ticket for the Paris-2024 Olympic Games, after winning the gold medal in the canoe C1 1000m event at the First Confederation of Africa Canoe Sprint and Para Canoe qualifiers, hosted by Nigeria’s Jabi Lake in Abuja on Friday.

The Tunisian team also won four medals on day 1 (2 silver and 2 bronze).

The silver went to the pair Ghaylène and Adlène Khattali (canoe 500 m double) and Mohamed Ali Mrabet and Slaheddine Maknine (kayak 500 m double), while the bronze was won by pair Ranim Kamerji-Sabiha Ben Othmene in the kayak 500 m double and Sabiha Ben Othmane in the kayak 500 m individual.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Volleyball-National Championship A: Day 4 results

Results of the National A volleyball championship day 4 games played Saturday: Group A November 25 Boussalem : MS Bousalem - Boumhal BS 3-0 Kelibia : CO KElibia - AS Marsa 3-1 November 24: Zouaoui: Esperance ST - CS Hammam-lif 3-0 Group B November 25: Sousse: Etoile du Sahel - UST Sfax 2-3 Hammam-Ghezzaz : FH Ghezzaz - SS Boussaid 0-3 November 24 Sfax: CS Sfaxien - ASTT Sfax 3-1 Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

CAF Champions League – Group C – Day 1: Esperance ST beat Etoile du Sahel 2-0

Esperance Sportive de Tunis got their new African Champions League campaign off to a good start with a 2-0 win over Etoile Sportive du Sahel, Tunisia's other representative in the competition, in the first match of the group phase (Group C) at the Hamadi Agrebi stadium in Rades on Saturday. The goals came from Yann Sasse in the 60th minute and Yassine Meriah from the penalty spot in the 64th minute. On the second matchday, Esperance ST will travel to Oum Durman to take on Al Hilal of Sudan on December 1, while Etoile du Sahel will host Petro Luanda of Angola on December 2. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Handball – Elite Championship – Day 14 results

Results Tunisia's Handball Elite Championship day-14 games played on Saturday: Novembre 25 Club Africain - EM Mahdia 38-37 CS Sakiet Ezzit - SC Moknine 29-24 CS Hilalien - JS Chihia 25-22 Etoile du Sahel - US Témimienne 23-25 AS Téboulba - EBS Béni Khiar 25-29 November 24 Esperance de Tunis - CHB Jammel 30-16 Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Women’s Arab Clubs Champions Cup – Day 1: C. Africain defeat ES Réjiche

Tunisia's Club Africain defeated Algeria's RS Sétif 30-15 on matchday 1 of Group B of the Women's 6th Arab Clubs Champions Cup, played on Friday in Mahdia. Tunisia's ES Réjiche, in Group A, lost to Saudi Arabia's Al Ahly 27-32. The cup hosted in Mahdia November 16-25, features eight clubs divided into two groups (A and B). Group A: ES Rejiche (Tunisia), CF Boumerdes (Algeria), Erbil (Iraq), Al Ahly (Saudi Arabia). Group B: Club Africain (Tunisia), JS El Biar (Algeria), Kirkuk Girls Club (Iraq), CS Setif (Algeria). Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Soccer – World Cup-2026 (Qualifiers): Tunisia beat Sao Tome and Principe 4-0

Tunisia's soccer team beat Sao Tome and Principe (4-0), as part of the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup (group H), played Friday evening at the Hammadi Agrebi stadium in Radès. The goals were scored by Yassine Meriah (37), Youssef Msakni (53), Hamza Rafia (79) and Firas Belarbi (88). Tunisia take the lead in the standings of Group H with 4 points. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

UNAF U18 Soccer Tournament: Tunisia defeat Morocco, join top rankings

Tunisia's U18 soccer team defeated Morocco's 3-1 at a Union of the North African Football (UNAF) U18 tournament day 3 game, played on Friday in Ariana. Tunisia's goals were scored by Youssef Becha (8' + 74') and Amor Ben Ali (90'+2), while Morocco's only goal was secured by Ridha Laaloui (13'). Tunisia joined Morocco on top of the rankings with 6 points each, followed by Egypt (4 points), Libya (1 point) and Algeria (0 point). Results: Day 3: Kram : Egypt - Algeria 3-0 Ariana: Tunisia - Morocco 3-1 Day 2: Ariana : Algeria - Morocco 2-3 Kram: Libya - Egypt 1-1 Day 1: Kram: Libya - Morocco 0-6 Ariana : Algeria - Tunisia 2-4 Fixtures: November 19: Kram: Libya Vs Algeria Ariana: Egypt Vs Tunisia November 21: Morocco Vs Egypt Tunisia Vs Libya Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Tour du Faso 2023 : Des équipes européennes regrettent beaucoup leur non-participation, selon le directeur sportif de la Belgique

“The Europeans who didn’t come, it’s their fault. They regret not having come. It is now too late. They called me to ask if it was okay, if there were no problems. I told them there is nothing. Those who called me were Switzerland, the Germans and especially the Dutch. They regret it a lot,” the sporting director of the Belgian Tour du Faso team Herman Vessens told the AIB.

Testifying to the good organization of this 34th Tour of Faso, the leader of the Belgian runners added that “I did not feel that there is a situation of insecurity here in Burkina. We were comfortable. There is nothing here. I said that to other Europeans. I don’t know why they made this an issue. We were well taken care of.”

Herman Vessens (73 years old) has 20 Tours du Faso under his belt and promises that “if there is good health, Belgium will still be there in the next editions. I have already come to Burkina Faso 90 times since 2000 (we came 3 or 4 times a year to do drilling for villages. It’s difficult with the heat but it’s okay.”

For the best Belgian rider Wouters Rutger, who came 2nd in the general classification, “the safety of the Tour was very good. However, the entire European Union had said that it is very dangerous here in Burkina and in West Africa. The Belgian embassy had asked not to come but we came and there was no problem. We are happy.”

Sports director Herman Vessens found the level of the competition average given the absence of certain European teams who did not come.

“It’s a bit average. But the Burkinabè team is very strong, especially Paul Daumont. He was the fastest in the stages each time. He beat us five times with the Moroccans. So that means that he is the real winner of this Tour du Faso,” he said.

The Tour du Faso 2023 brought together 13 teams from 11 countries for a competition which took place from October 26 to November 5, 2023.

The 71 runners covered 1187,600km in 10 stages crossing 7 regions of Burkina. It was the Burkinabè Paul Daumont who won the yellow jersey ahead of the Belgian Wouters Rutger with 25 seconds in advance.

Source: Burkina Information Agency