Tunisia coach rings the changes for Cameroon

Tunisia bench
Tunisia bench

Tunisia have made seven changes to their 26-man squad for this month's World Cup play-off against Cameroon.

The Carthage Eagles face the Indomitable Lions in Yaounde on 17 November in a winner-takes-all affair.

Midfielders Jamel Saihi and Fabien Camus have been recalled after the goalless first leg in Tunis last month.

Montpellier's Saihi returns to the squad after a long-term injury while Camus of Racing Genk returns four years after his only cap.

There is a first call up for St Gallen midfielder Stephane Nater, another French-born player with Tunisian roots.

Tunisia's caretaker coach Ruud Krol has added more attacking options by including Ahmed Akaichi of Esperance while defenders Mohamed Ben Mansour and Bassem Boulaabi and young striker Edem Rjaibi are also called up for the first time.


Goalkeepers: Moez Ben Cherifia (Esperance), Rami Jeridi (CS Sfaxien), Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile Sahel)

Defenders: Mohamed Ben Mansour (Esperance), Siam Ben Youssef (FC Astra), Bassem Boulaabi (CS Sfaxien), Alaya Brigui (Etoile Sahel), Khalil Chammam, Sameh Derbali, Chamseddine Dhaouadi (all Esperance), Yassine Mikari (FC Luzern), Alaeddine Yahia (Racing Lens)

Midfielders: Anis Ben Htira (Hertha Berlin), Wissem Ben Yahia (Mersin Idmanyurdu), Fabien Camus (Racing Genk), Yassine Chikhaoui (FC Zurich), Stephane Nater (St Gallen), Houcine Ragued (Esperance), Jamel Saihi (Montpellier), Ferjani Sassi (CS Sfaxien)

Strikers: Ahmed Akaichi (Esperance), Sami Allagui (Hertha Berlin), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (CS Sfaxien), Amine Chermiti (FC Zurich), Saber Khalifa (Olympique Marseille), Edem Rjaibi (CA Bizerte)