Ahead of their clash with the Super Eagles of Nigeria scheduled for tomorrow in the ongoing AFCON 2021, several Tunisian players including the head coach, Mondher Kebaier, have tested positive for COVID-19.
Kebaier was absent during the pre-match press conference on Saturday at the media centre of the Roumdje Adjia Stadium, Garoua, Cameroon.
Meanwhile, Tunisia’s assistant coach, Jalal Al-Qadri represent his boss during the press conference on Saturday.
According to him, he said Wahbi Khazri, captain of the Carthage Eagles, and eleven others have contracted COVID-19 and will not be available for the game.
The other eleven players are Aissa Laidouni, Dylan Bronn, Ghaylène Chaalali, Ellyes Skhiri, Anis Ben Slimane, Mohamed Romdhane, Ali Maâloul, Ben Hmida, Aymen Dahmen Yoann Touzgha and Issam Jebali.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha is suspended from the game.
Tunisia qualified for the round of 16 after finishing as one of the four best losers in the group stage.