Tunisia Arrives Today
By Sylvester Worwee
Tunisia national team began preparation for the match with Liberia on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Olympic El Menzah stadium – multipurpose stadium located in the north of Tunis and are expected to touch down at the Roberts International Airport on Thursday for the crucial nations cup qualifier with Liberia.
All players called up by Tunisia head coach Henri Kasperczak were present in training and are expected to make the trip to Monrovia, except Bordeaux striker, Wahbi Khazri who fate is yet to be determined.
Khazri, who scored Bordeaux first goal in Saturday 2-0 win over Nantes 2-0 on day-four of the French League 1 Championship, will undergo a medical examination to determine his availability for Saturday's game, report Tunisian football Federation official website.
The Carthage Eagles coach, Henri Kasperczak has put on alert, Maher Hachani of CS Sfaxien who is named in reserve to fill-in the gap, should the former Monaco defender failed to recover in time for Saturday’s encounter.
Defender Mohamed Methnani of Qatar club side, Al-Jaich joined the Group on Tuesday while, Aymen Abdennour arrived late on Monday evening of from Seville, where he just signed a 5 year contract with Spanish La-Liga club.
The Carthage Eagles will on Thursday holds a consultation meeting at 9AM in the seaside resort town of Gammarth, located some 15-20 kilometers north of Tunis on the Mediterranean Sea - before departing for Liberia on board a special charter flight at 12 mid-day.
The Tunisians have programmed a single practice session for Monrovia before the September 5 match. Group-A other tie involving Djibouti and Togo take place on Friday.
In Group-A first round of matches played in June of this year, Tunisia inflicted a heavy defeat on Djibouti 8-1 in Tunis while, Togo beat Liberia 2-1 in Lome.
Tunisia full squad:
Aymen Mathlouthi - Etoile du Sahel
Farouk Ben Mustapha - Club African
Moez Ben Cherifia - Esperance Tunis
Aymen Abdennour - Seville, Spain
Ghazi Abderrazak - ES Sahel
Mohamed Amine Ben Amor - ES Sahel
Selim Ben Jemia - CS Sfaxien
Fakhreddine Ben Youssef- Esperance Tunis
Syam Ben Youssef - SM Caen, France
Alaya Brigui - ES Sahel
Zied Boughattas - ES Sahel
Amine Chermiti - FC Zurich, Switzerland
Yassine Chikhaoui - Al-Gharafa, Qatar
Ammar Jemal - ES Sahel
Sabeur Khelifa - Club African
Wahbi Khazri - Bordeaux, France
Hamza Lahmar - ES Sahel
Mathlouthi - CA Bizertin
Mohamed Methnani - Al-Jaich, Qatar
Youssef Msakni - Lekhwiya, Qatar
Mohamed Ali Moncer - CS SFaxien
Hamdi Nagguez - ES Sahel
Houcine Ragued -Esperance Tunis
Achraf Krir - ES Zarzis
Ali Machani - Esperance Tunis
Yessine Meriah - CS Sfaxien
Maher Hannachi - CS Sfaxien