Tag Archives: Tunisia

Tunisia in World Cup Group G: English Strengths, Fresh Faces


Following the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance football writer, Sammie Frimpong, analyses each of the groups the five African teams were placed in and in his latest write-up, he puts the spotlight on Tunisia in Group G. You’d have to pardon Tunisians for not being as excited about the English Premier League as other African nations ...

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2018 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah charges African teams to reach last 4


Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, wants African teams to get to the last four of the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The continent will be represented by Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco and they have been placed in groups that will let them face the likes of Colombia, Argentina, Russia, England and Spain in the first round ...

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AFCON 2017: Supersub Bance sets up dramatic Burkina Faso win

Aristide Bance of Burkina Faso (l) celebrates goal during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon quarterfinal football match between Burkina Faso and Tunisia  at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 28 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

A timely substitution and a stroke of luck helped Burkina Faso to a 2-0 triumph over Tunisia Saturday in the first Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final. Portuguese coach Paulo Duarte introduced giant striker Aristide Bance on 76 minutes as a tight, physical last-eight clash seemed destined for extra time. Within five minutes Bance broke the deadlock in Libreville by slamming ...

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2018 WC Qualifiers: Tunisia Win, Algeria held by Cameroon


Second half goals from Aymen Abdennour and substitute Anis Ben-Hatira powered Tunisia to a 2-0 win over Guinea in their Group A clash on Sunday in Monastir. The Carthage Eagles were held in check by the visiting West Africans and had to wait for almost an hour to break the deadlock. Central defender Abdennour headed home from Ali Maaloul’s corner ...

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Nigeria beat Angola in AfroBasket 2015 Final to win first-ever continental title


RADES (AfroBasket 2015) – Nigeria beat Angola 74-65 in the Final of AfroBasket 2015 in Rades, Tunisia on Sunday to claim their first-ever continental championship. In being crowned African champions, the Nigerians also qualified for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Meanwhile, second-place Angola joined third- and fourth-place Tunisia and Senegal in booking their places for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs). Angola went into ...

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AFCON 2015: Tunisia refuse to apologise to CAF

Tunisian players confronting referee Rajindrapasard (Copyright: StarAfrica)

The Tunisian Football Federation has refused to send an apology to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the behaviour of players of the national team after their 2-1 loss to Equatorial Guinea in the quarter finals of the African Nations Cup. Tunisian players confronted referee for the match, Seechurn Rajindrapasard, after the final whistle to protest some of his ...

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Afcon 2015: Florent Ibenge & Georges Leekens relief at progress

George Leekens and Florent Ibenge

DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge and his Tunisia counterpart Georges Leekens were unconcerned about how their sides made Africa Cup of Nations progress. Both teams reached the last eight after their 1-1 draw – with DR Congo pipping Cape Verde, who drew with Zambia, to qualification on goals scored. Ibenge said: “We have qualified for the quarter-finals with some difficulty.” ...

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Tunisia: Injury rules Anis Ben Hatira out of Afcon


The Tunisian Football Federation has announced that Hertha Berlin midfielder, Anis Ben-Hatira will be out of 2015 African Cup of Nations due to injury. The Tunisian technical staff had earlier announced that the participation of the player is doubtful. On Monday, officials of the Carthage Eagles disclosed that Ben-Hatira’s medical tests has now ruled him out of playing for the ...

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Tunisia’s Yahia wants Afcon excuse because ‘he’s not ready’

Alaeddine Yahia

– Tunisian defender Alaedinne Yahia has been excused from the upcoming Afcon. The experienced French-born centre-back has 22 international caps and was a member of the Tunisia squad that won the 2004 Afcon. [contextly_sidebar id=”IaX2lFT9e5PRrr5gvdSi8q6Qi3NO0tal”] He informed head coach of the Carthage Eagles that he was not ready for the African competition in Equatorial Guinea yet. Yahia, 33, only signed a ...

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Afcon-bound stars warm up with goals in Europe


– A number of Afcon-bound stars were on target for their clubs in Europe over the weekend and here we bring you those in the top leagues. ENGLAND Wilfried Bony scored his eighth goal of the campaign for Welsh side Swansea City, but it was not enough to stop them losing 1:2 to Tottenham in the English Premier League. FRANCE Ghana striker Jordan Ayew continued his fine scoring form to ...

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