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Tunisia national team to resume training camp amid coronavirus pandemic

Tunisia Football Federation (FTF) has announced that its national squad will soon be hosting full team workouts again.

The Carthage Eagles’ coach Mondher Kebaier has summoned 26 players to assemble for the first time since November after their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March were called off because of the pandemic.

The players will train in two batches, with the session starting on June 8 and ending on June 21.

Kebaier told the FTF website: “Many players came to Tunisia in March and were left with no official training.”

“We wanted to seize this opportunity to set up a two stage training camp for the national team to get the players in the best physical and tactical shape.

“We want our players to be prepared both physically and mentally. We haven’t seen them together since November 2019 so it’s crucial that when the activities resume, we are well prepared on every aspect,” Kebaier added.

“We can have full sized training sessions as of 14 June, as per the recommendations of Tunisian authorities.”

Players invited for the first batch of training from June 8 to June 13 are Farouk Ben Mustapha, Moez Ben Cherifia, Wajdi Kechrida, Saddem Ben Aziza, Nessim Hnid, Mortadha Ben Wanness, Ferjani Sassi, Mohamed amine Ben Amor, Mohamed Ali Ben rodhane, Naim Sliti, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Saad Bgir and Bassem Srarfi.

Players invited for the second batch of training from June 16 to June 21 are Atef Dkhili, Aymen Dahmene, Hamza Mathlouthi, Zied Boughattass, Hani Amamou, Skander Laabidi, Houssem Dagdoug, Mohamed Methnani, Ahmed Khlil, Yessine Khenissi, Mohamed Ali Ben Hammouda, Yessine Chammakhi and Firas Belarbi.

Tunisia scheduled to play Tanzania in March before the Confederation of African Football (Caf) suspended the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and all continental matches indefinitely due to Covid-19.

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