Tunisia name provisional AFCON squad


Sami Trabelsi, the Coach of North African side Tunisia has released provisional squad of 25 players who will represent the country in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be held in South Africa from 19 January 2013.

Trabelsi’s team consists of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, nine midfielders and five strikers.

Issam Jemaa who played alongside Kenyan striker Dennis Oliech at Auxerre last season, but now with Kuwait FC, is one of the five strikers in the team.

 Tunisia will play in Group ‘D’ that has been dubbed the group of death alongside Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo.


Goalkeepers: Aymen Mathlouthi (ES Sahel), Farouk Ben Mustapha (CA Bizertin) and Zied Jebali (AS Marsa).

Defenders: Aymen Abdennour (Toulouse, France), Anis Boussaïdi (Tavria Simferopol, Ukraine), Fateh Gharbi (CS Sfaxien), Rami Bedoui (ES Sahel), Chamseddine Dhaouadi (ES Sahel), Khalil Chammam (ES Tunis), Walid Hicheri (ES Tunis) and Bilel Iffa (Club Africain).

Midfielders: Wissem Ben Yahia (Mersin, Turkey), Chadi Hammami (Kuwait SC, Koweït), Abdelkader Oueslati (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Khaled Mouelhi (ES Tunis), Majdi Traoui (ES Tunis), Oussama Darragi (FC Sion, SSwitzerland), Youssef Msakni (Lekhwiya, Qatar), Hattan Bartali (Club Africain) and Wahbi Khazri (Bastia, France).

Issam Jemaa (Kuwait SC, Koweit), Zouhaier Dhaouadi (Evian TG, France), Saber Khlifa (Evian TG, France), Hamdi Harbaoui (Lokeren, Belgium) and Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (CS Sfaxien).

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