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Tunisia squad for Egypt match: Sassi returns, injured Maaloul out

Ahmad Hassan, Tuesday 6 Nov 2018
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Photo: Tunisian Football Federation official website.
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Tunisia’s interim coaches, Mourad Okbi and Maher Kanzari, announced on Tuesday their squad for the 16 November encounter against Egypt in the fifth round of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Both teams have already booked a place in the 2019 Cameroon finals. Tunisia are at the head of Group J with 12 points, whereas Egypt are second with 9 points, in a pool that also includes eSwatini and Niger, who cannot catch up in order to qualify.

The squad saw the return of midfielder Ferjani Sassi of Egypt’s Zamalek, while Ahly’s Ali Maaloul was left out due to the groin injury he sustained with the Cairo giants in the first leg of the CAF Champions League semis against ES Setif.

Tunisia sacked coach Faouzi Benzarti last month after leading the Carthage Eagles to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals leaving assistant coaches Okbi and Kanzari temporarily in charge.

Tunisia Squad:

Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha - Mouez Hassen

Defenders: Abdi Ali - Syam Ben Youssef - Dylan Bronn – Walid Elkerwy - Sliman Kchouk - Hamza Mathlouthi - Yassine Meriah - Hamdi Nagguez

Midfielders: Mohamed Dräger - Oussama Haddadi - Saîf-Eddine Khaoui - Wahbi Khazri – Sidani Belal - Ferjani Sassi - Ellyes Skhiri - Naïm Sliti - Bassem Srarfi

Forwards: Fakhereedine Ben Youssef – Feras Shwat

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