Afcon 2021: Tunisia squad for the final tournament named
Tunisia national team head coach Mondher Kebaier has unveiled his final squad that will participate in the 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, which is scheduled to start on January 9 in Cameroon.
Carthage Eagles squad included 28 players, and the most prominent absentees were Ferjani Sassi of Qatari side Al Duhail, and Al-Moez Hassan, Club Africain goalkeeper, in addition to Saudi Abha midfielder Saad Beguir and Pyramids of Egypt forward Fakhredine bin Youssef.
There was a place for Arsenal young defender Omar Rekik, and young Manchester United star Hannibal Mjebri, who excelled with Carthage Eagles the recently concluded FIFA Arab Cup.
Tunisia reached the FIFA Arab Cup final before losing after extra time to eventual champions Algeria.
Carthage Eagles play in Group F along with Mali, Mauritania and Gambia.
Goalkeepers: Farouk bin Mustafa (Esperance), Bashir bin Said (US Monastir), Ayman Dahmane (Sfaxien), Ali Jamal (Stade Tunisien)
Defenders: Dylan Bronn (Metz – France), Muntasir Talbi (Rubin Kazan – Russia), Bilal Ifa (Club Africain), Osama Haddadi (Yeni Malatyaspor – Turkey), Omar Rekik (Arsenal – England), Mohamed Dragger (Nottingham Forest – England), Mohamed Amin bin Hmida (Esperance), Hamza Mathlouthi (Zamalek – Egypt), Ali Maaloul (Al-Ahly – Egypt), Ali Al-Abedy (Caen – France)
Midfielders: Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Esperance), Issa Aidouni (Ferencvaros – Hungary), Elias Skhiri (Koln – Germany), Ghilane Chaalali (Esperance), Seifeddine Khaoui (Clermont – France), Anis Benslimane (Brondby – Denmark). Hannibal Mjebri (Manchester United – England), Firas bin Arabi (Ajman – UAE), Wahbi Khazri (Saint Etienne – France), Hamza Rafia (Standard Liege – Belgium), Naim Sliti (Al-Ittifaq – Saudi Arabia)
Forwards: Seif El Din Jaziri (Zamalek – Egypt), Yoann Touzghar (Troyes – France), Youssef Msakni (Al Arabi – Qatar)