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Tunisia announces provisional shortlist for AFCON



Tunisia coach Mondher Kebaier announced a provisional list of 18 players to participate in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021, which will be held from January 9 to February 6, 2022.

The Carthage Eagles camp is scheduled to start on December 26 and will continue until the 30th of the same month, then another camp begins on January 1 with the full and final list to prepare for the continental showpiece.

Tunisia coach invited 18 players until the rest of the players finish their club commitments.

Kebaier is scheduled to announce the final list on December 30.

Tunisia plays in Group F along with Mali, Mauritania and newcomer Gambia.

Provisional squad


Goalkeepers: Al-Bashir Ben Said (US Monastir), Farouk Ben Mustafa (Esperance), Ayman Dahmane (Sfaxien), Ali Jamal (Stade Tunisien)

Defenders: Mohamed Drager (Nottingham Forest, England), Wajdi Keshrida (Salernitana, Italy), Hamza Mathlouthi (Zamalek, Egypt), Bilal Ifa (Club Africain), Muntasir Talbi (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Ali Maaloul (Al-Ahly, Egypt), Ali Abedi (Caen, France), Mohamed Amine Benhamida (Esperance)

Midfielders: Issa Bilal Al-Aidouni (Ferencvaros, Hungary), Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Esperance), Ghilan Chaalali (Esperance)

Forwrads: Hamza Rafia (Standard Liege, Belgium), Issam Jbaly (Odense, Denmark), Seif El Din Jaziri (Zamalek, Egypt)



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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