Tunisia’s Chedli to retire after 2012 African Cup

Mahmoud Mohamed, Thursday 19 Jan 2012

Midfielder announces retirement from international football after African Cup of Nations 2012

Adel Chedli
Tunisia’s Adel Chedli

Tunisia and Etoile du Sahel midfielder Adel Chedli announced on Thursday that he would retire from international football after the 2012 African Cup of Nations (CAN) that begin on 21 December.

“I hope Tunisia will win the title because I’ll retire from international football after the tournament,” Chedli was quoted as saying on Reuters.

The North Africans are in Group C at the tournament alongside Morocco, Niger and Gabon.

“Tunisia has a brilliant group of young players and we should ease them into the first team,” he said.

“I will continue playing for Etoile du Sahel until the end of my career,” the 35-year-old added.

The former Saint-Etienne and Istres midfielder, who made 45 appearances for Tunisia, was part of the team that won the African Cup of Nations in 2004.

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