Soccer - International Friendly - Tunisia v Iran - Rades Olympic Stadium, Rades, Tunisia - March 23, 2018. Tunisia's Maaloul Ali in action with Iran's Reza Ghoochannejhad. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
CAIRO – 12 June 2019: Tunisia French national team manager, Alain Giresse, announced on Wednesday the national team final squad for 2019 African Cup of nations in Egypt.
Giresse dropped Al-Ahly’s left back, Ali Maaloul, from the final squad that will travel to Egypt.
The manager’s decision shocked Al-Ahly fans who expected to follow their defender during the tournament.
Giresse’s chosen squad consists of:
Farouk Ben Mustapha (Saudi Youth), Moez Hassan (Nice France), Moez Ben Sherifia (Esperance Tunis)
Yaseen Meriah (Olympiakos of Greece), Wajdi Ksharida (Tunisian Etoile du Sahel), Naseem Henid (Tunisian Sfaxien) ,Ayman Ben Mohamed (Esperance of Tunisia) ,Mohamed Drager Tunisian coast), Osama Al-Hadadi (Saudi agreement)
Marc Al-Lemti (Bayer Leverkusen), Gailan Al-Shaalali (Esperance Tunisia), Anis El Badri (Esperance Tunisia), Elias Sukhairi (Montpellier), Ferjani Sassi (Zamalek), Naeem Al-Saliti (Dijon of France), Wahbi Al-Khazri (Saint Etienne of France)
Taha Al-Khneisi (Esperance Tunisia) , Firas Shawat (Tunisian Sfaxien)
Tunisia plays in Group E alongside Mali, Mauritania and Angola.