AFCON 2021: 12 Tunisian players, head coach to miss Nigeria match

At least 12 Tunisian players, including their head coach, Mondher Kabaier, have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss their AFCON round of 16 match against Nigeria on Sunday.


Kebaier was not present at the Roumdje Adjia Stadium in Garoua for the pre-match press conference on Saturday.

During the press conference, Tunisia’s assistant coach, Jalal Al-Qadri, spoke to journalists.

Wahbi Khazri, the Carthage Eagles’ captain, and 11 others have contracted coronavirus and will be unavailable for the game, according to Al-Qadri.

Aissa Laidouni, Dylan Bronn, Ghaylène Chaalali, Ellyes Skhiri, Anis Ben Slimane, Mohamed Romdhane, Ali Maâloul, Ben Hmida, Aymen Dahmen, Yoann Touzgha, and Issam Jebali are among the eleven players.

Farouk Ben Mustapha, the goalie, has been suspended.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha is suspended for the game.

Tunisia qualified for the round of 16 after finishing as one of the four best losers in the group stage.

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