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Tunisia, Senegal release squads ahead of AFCON qualifiers double-header

Tunisia squads

Group G joint-leaders and  announced their respective AFCON squads ahead of the matchday 4 and 5 fixtures on October 10th and 15th.

Senegal, who host the first of this top-of-the-table clash, have recalled striker Papiss Cisse, who has scored four goals in three games since his return from injury.

On the other hand, Tunisia have Monaco defender Aymen Abdenour back from injury while all-time top scorer Issam Jemaa makes a comeback.

Tunisia Squad:

Goalkeepers: Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile Sahel), Ben Cherifia (Esperance), Ben Mustapha (Club Africain);

Defenders: Aymen Abdenour (Monaco, France), Yassine Mikari (Club Africain), Bilel Ifa (Club Africain), Syam Ben Youssef (Astra Giurgiu, Romania), Rami Bedoui (Etoile Sahel), Ali Maaloul (CS Sfaxien), Hamza Mathlouthi (CA Bizertin), Bilel Mohsni (Rangers, Scotland), Ali Yacoubi (Esperance);

Midfielders: Hocine Ragued (Esperance), Yassine Chikhaoui (FC Zurich, Switzerland), Youssef Msakni (Lekhwiya, Qatar), Wahbi Khazri (Bordeaux, France), Ferjani Sassi (CS Sfaxien), Houcine Nater (Club Africain), Nidhal
Said (Etoile Sahel), Ali Moncer (CS Sfaxien);

Forwards: Issam Jemaa (Al Sailiya, Qatar), Armine Chermiti (FC Zurich, Switzerland), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (CS Sfaxien), Hamza Younes (Ludogorets Razgard, Bulgaria).

Senegal Squad:

Goalkeepers: Bouna Coundoul (Ethnikos Achna, Cyprus), Pape Demba Camara (Sochaux, France), Lys Gomis (Torino, Italy).

Defenders: Lamine Sane (Bordeaux, France), Zargo Toure (Le Havre, France), Cheikh Mbegue (Rennes, France), Papa Ndiaye Souare (Lille, France), Papa Djilobodji (Nantes, France), Issa Cissokho (Nantes, France), Kara Mbodj (Genk, Belgium).

Midfielders: Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham, England), Mohammed Diame (West Ham, England), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Lille, France), Kouly Diop (Levante, Spain), Salif Sane (Hannover, Germany), Alfred Ndiaye (Sevilla, Spain), Stephane Badj (Brann, Norway).

Forwards: Demba Ba (Besiktas, Turkey), Moussa Sow (Fernebache, Turkey), Moussa Konate (Krasnodar, Russia), Dame Ndoye (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Papiss Cisse (Newcastle England), Sadio Mane (Southampton, England), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City, England).

Both sides have 100% records after two games, leaving them as clear frontrunners for the two automatic slots in the group. Egypt and Botswana trail without any points.

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