Tunisia versus Zimbabw, Africa Cup football, latest team news
Zimbabwe Warriors will give it a go again today, Monday 23 January, at Gabon Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)2017 when they play Tunisia at the Stade de l’Amitie.
Only a win will matter in this encounter for both sides, so it will be total war.
There is not much head to head to speak about Tunisia and Zimbabwe as they only played a 1-1 draw in 1988.
That is the only official match between the two countries so there isn’t much to speak on.
On paper this match should be easier for both sides than the Senegal game that ended 2-0 in favour of Teranga Lions.
All eyes will be on who is selected to play for Zimbabwe.
While many will put their money on Tunisia, we have said here before that Zimbabwe does not struggle against North African teams.
They actually have a good winning record against them.
The biggest problem for them is very physical games which is big problem when you play West African teams like Senegal and Cameroon.
Khama Billiat should have more room to explore and venture forward in this match than what we saw of him against Senegal.
So today if Tunisia will do ‘Algeria type of play’ they can be in serious trouble especially if they allow Zimbabwe to take the lead.
This will be a very interesting match as both teams need to win the encounter.
Zimbabwe will be hoping that Knowledge Musona who hobbled early in Algeria match will be fit enough to play a part in what promises to be a mouth watering encounter.
Here is a possible lineup though things can be changed as it is up to coach Kalisto Pasuwa to choose his team based on opponents and fitness.
Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile du Sahel)
Moez Ben Cherifia (Esperance)
Rami Jridi (CS Sfaxien))
Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt)
Aymen Abdennour (Valencia, Spain)
Siyam Ben Youssef (Caen, France)
Hamza Mathlouthi (CS Sfaxien)
Mohamed Ali Yacoubi (Rizespor, Turkey)
Chamseddine Dhaouadi (Esperance)
Slimane Kchok (CA Bizertin)
Zied Boughattas (Etoile du Sahel)
Hamdi Nagguez (Etoile du Sahel)
Zied Boughatass (Etoile du Sahel)
Ferjani Sassi (Esperance)
Larry Azouni (Nîmes, France)
Naim Sliti (Lille, France)
Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland, England)
Mohamed Amine (Etoile)
Ben Amor (Etoile)
Hamza Lahmar (Etoile)
Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain)
Kick off time is 21:00 Central African Time