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Tunisia steps up training for 2017 African Cup of Nations

Tunisia steps up training for 2017 African Cup of Nations


Tunisia’s national football team started training on Sunday for the African Cup of Nations which is set to kick off in Gabon on January 14th.

The Carthage eagles has lined up two friendly matches against the Catalonia and the Basque select sides in Spain.

They north African nation will then host Uganda which qualified for the tournament for the first time since 1978 on January 4th in Tunis.

“We can say that they (local players) are fairly stable, they play regularly, I choose the best, but for foreign players, maybe it will change. Some have lost their places in the clubs, they are not always playing or they rarely play,” said Tunisian national football team coach Henryk Kasperczak.

The Tunisian team, which has had a succesful run of ten matches without defeat, will play its final preparatory match against Egypt in Cairo on January 8, before flying out to Gabon on January 11.

The Carthage eagles is placed in Group B in the tournament and will play its first match against Senegal on 15th January before facing its north African neighbour Algeria on January 19th and later Zimbabwe on 23rd January 2017.

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