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Giresse names Tunisia’s final 23-man squad for Afcon 2019

Giresse names Tunisia’s final 23-man squad for Afcon 2019

Tunisia coach Alain Giresse has unveiled his official list of 23 players for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Zamalek midfielder Ferjani Sassi has made the list while KAS Eupen star Youssef Msakni is also selected among the 23 players. Wahbi Khazri (Saint-Etienne), Anice Badri (ES Tunis) and Firas Chaouat (CS Sfaxien) are among the other notable names included.

The Carthage Eagles will be motivated by their 2-1 win over World Cup finalists Croatia on Tuesday and hope to go all the way to add to their one title which they won in 2004.

Tunisia, are in Group E with Angola, Mauritania and Mali.

Full squad:
Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab), Mouez Hassen (OGC Nice), Mouez Ben Chrifia (ES Tunis)

Defenders: Mohamed Drager (SC Paderborn), Rami Bedoui (Al Feiha), Yassine Meriah (Olympiakos), Dylan Bronn (The Gantoise), Oussama Haddadi (Ettifaq), Karim Aouadi (ES Sahel), Nassim Hnid (CS Sfaxien), Wajdi Kechrida (ES Sahel), Ayman Ben Mohamed (ES Tunis)

Midfielders: Ellyes Skhiri (HSC Montpellier), Ferjani Sassi (Zamalek SC), Naïm Sliti (Dijon), Bassem Srarfi (OGC Nice), Ghaylen Chaalali (ES Tunis), Mark Lamti (Bayer Leverkusen), Youssef Msakni (KAS Eupen)

Forwards: Wahbi Khazri (Saint-Etienne), Anice Badri (ES Tunis), Firas Chaouat (CS Sfaxien), Yassine Khenissi (ES Tunis).

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia.

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