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The second leg of the 2019 Caf Confederation Cup tie between Al-Hilal and Etoile du Sahel has been postponed due to the current political situation in Sudan.

A statement from the Caf read; “Due to the current security situation in Sudan, the Total CAF Confederation Cup second leg between El Hilal (Sudan) and Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) has been postponed indefinitely.

“The match was due to take place on Sunday, 14 April 2019, at the El Hilal Stadium in Omdurman.

“The new date, kick-off time and venue of the match will be decided by CAF and communicated to all parties in due time.

“Etoile won the first leg 3-1 played on 7 April 2019 in Sousse.”

Ugandan goalkeeper Salim Jamal Magoola plays for the Sudanese Club El Hilal FC.

The Al-Hilal Stadium City in Omdurman, which is meant to host the quarter-final tie has been a fortress for Al Hilal as they have only been beaten once in that venue in their last 10 Confederation Cup games.

Sudan was plunged into a security crisis following the removal of Omar al-Bashir from power by the military forces.

Protesters have been calling for a regime change in Sudan since December, and Omar Al-Bashir who has been in power for over 30 years is reported to have finally stepped down on Thursday.

The country has been rocked by protests for almost five months demanding for Bashir’s resignation.

The country’s Defence minister announced a three-month state of emergency and closure of the country’s border crossings until further notice.