The Tunisian national team have announced the overseas-based players they are calling up for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, including Ahly left-back Ali Maaloul and Zamalek winger Ferjani Sassi.
Under the helm of Tunisia coach Alain Giresse, the Eagles of Carthage will start their 11-day preparatory camp for AFCON 2019 on 1 June.
The Tunisia foreign-based players’ squad did not feature Zamalek fullback Hamdi Nagguez.
Tunisia were drawn in Group E alongside Mali, Mauritania and Angola.
The Nations Cup, which has been expanded to 24 teams, will take place in Egypt from 21 June to 19 July.
Tunisia’s 17-man overseas squad:
Goalkeepers: Farouk bin Mostafa (Al-Shabab – Saudi Arabia), Moaz Hassan (Nice – France)
Defenders: Mohamed Dräger (SC Paderborn – Germany), Rami El-Badawi (Al-Faihaa – Saudi Arabia), Yassine Meriah (Olympiacos – Greece), Dylan Bronn (Gent – Belgium), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon – France), Ali Maaloul (Ahly – Egypt)
Midfielders: Ferjani Sassi (Zamalek – Egypt), Nader El-Gendari (Westerlo – Belgium), Elias Sukhairi (Montpellier – France), Naim Sliti (Dijon – France), Youssef Msakni (Eupen – Belgium).
Strikers: Saif-Eddine Khaoui (Stade Malherbe Caen – France),Wahbi Khazri (Sainte Etienne – France), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al-Ittifaq – Saudi Arabia), Bassem Sraffi (Nice – France).