Tunisia finalise AFCON squad

2015-01-13 13:27
Georges Leekens (Getty Images)
Georges Leekens (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Tunisia head coach Georges Leekens has had an easy task of selecting his final 23-man squad for the upcoming 2015 AFCON due to injuries.

Leekens was left with just 24 of his initial 27-man squad after Hertha Berlin midfielder Anis Ben Hatira and Lens striker Yoann Touzghar were forced to withdraw due to injury.

With just one player to cut from the preliminary squad, Leekens' axe fell on veteran Club Africain defender Yassin Mikari.

However, the Eagles of Carthage could still be forced into a change ahead of the tournament with news that striker Saber Khalifa is a doubt with a muscle injury.

Leekens, though, will give Khalifa as long as possible to recover before contemplating calling up a replacement.

Tunisa squad:

Moez Ben Cherifia (Espérance de Tunis), Farouk Ben Mustapha (Club Africain), Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile du Sahel).

Mohamed Ali Yaâkoubi (Espérance de Tunis), Aymen Abdennour (AS Monaco), Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Syam Ben Youssef (Astra Giurgiu), Ali Maâloul (Club Sportif Sfaxien), Hamza Mathlouthi (CA Bizertin), Bilel Mohsni (Glasgow Rangers), Slim Ben Jemai (Laval).

Yassine Chikhaoui (FC Zurich), Stéphane Nater (Club Africain), Mohamed Ali Moncer (Club Sportif Sfaxien), Houcine Ragued (Espérance de Tunis), Ferjani Sassi (Club Sportif Sfaxien), Jamel Saihi (Montpellier), Wahbi Khazri (Bordeaux).

Youssef Msakni (Lekhwiya), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Club Sportif Sfaxien), Saber Khelifa (Club Africain), Hamza Younes (Ludogorets), Amine Chermiti (FC Zurich).

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