The whole African continent is waiting anxiously for one of the prominent football events that happens once every two years. With only seventeen-days to go before the 2019 African cup of nations starts. SEE highlights Preliminary Squads, Group E.
Suez Stadium will host the matches of Group (E), which includes Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, and Angola. The stadium, with its capacity of 27,000 was inaugurated in 1990.
The four teams named their provisional squads for the upcoming tournament, but every team should submit their final squads before the beginning of the AFCON.
Tunisia coach Alain Giresse announced his 17 foreign-based players for the upcoming AFCON. Giresse men will play their first match against Angola on June 24.
Tunisia Preliminary 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).
Forwards: Saif-Eddine Khaoui (Stade Malherbe Caen – France),Wahbi Khazri (Sainte Etienne – France), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al-Ittifaq – Saudi Arabia), Bassem Sraffi (Nice – France).
Mali’s 27- man provisional squad:
Mali announced their 27- man provisional squad for the upcoming tournament, but they must submit their final 23-man squad before the beginning of the AFCON.
Goalkeepers: Djigui Diarra (Stade Malien), Ibrahim Mounkoro (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Adama Keita (Djoliba)
Defenders: Molla Wague (Nottingham Forest, England), Hamari Traore (Rennes, France), Falaye Sacko (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Massadio Haidara (Lens, France), Youssouf Kone (Lille, France), Mamadou Fofana (Metz, France), Boubacar Kiki Kouyate (Troyes, France)
Midfielders: Diadie Samassekou (RB Salzbourg, Austria), Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig, Germany), Cheick Doucoure (Lens, France), Yves Bissouma (Brighton, England), Lassana Coulibaly (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Adama Traore (Cercle Bruges, Belgium), Souleymane Diarra (Lens, France), Idrissa Traore (Shabab Al-Jabal, Libya)
Forwards: Moussa Djenepo (Standard Liege, Belgium), Moussa Doumbia (Reims, France), Abdoulay Diaby (Sporting CP, Portugal), Moussa Marega (FC Porto, Portugal), Kalifa Coulibaly (Nantes, France), Hadi Sacko (Ankaragucu, Turkey), Adama Niane (Charleroi, Belgium), Adama Traore (Orleans, France), Sekou Koita (Wolfsberger AC, Austria)
Mauritania’s 23-man squad
Goalkeepers: Suleiman Brahim (FC Nouadhibou), Namori Diaw (ASC Kedia), Babacar Diop (AS Police)
Defenders: Aly Abeid (Alcorcon), Abdoul Ba (AJ Auxerre), Diadie Diarra (Sedan), El Mostapha Diaw (Nouakchott Kings), Bakary Ndiaye (DH El Jadida), Sally Sarr (Servette Geneva), Harouna Sy (Grenoble), Abdoul Kader Thiam (Orleans)
Midfielders: Khassa Camara (Xanthi), Ibrehima Coulibaly (Grenoble), Alassane Diop (Hajer), Abdoulaye Gaye (FC Nouadhibou), Dialo Guidileye (Elazıgspor), El Hacen El Id (Real Valladolid), Mohamed Dellah Yaly (DRB Tadjenanet)
Forwards: Souleymane Anne (Aurillac Arpajon), Adama Ba (Giresunspor), Ismail Diakhite (US Tataouine), Moulaye Ahmed Khalil (AS Gabes), Hemeya Tanjy (FC Nouadhibou).
Angola’s 26-Preliminary Squad
Goalkeepers: Lando Mavanga, Tony Kabaka, Cristofao Ndolo.
Defenders: Danny Masungona, Kisanga Jacinto, Isaac Korea, Jonathan Poitou, Wilson Carmo, Eddie Afonso, Salomão Truco, Clinton Mata, Jonas Ramallio, Bruno Gaspar.
Midfielders: Herrenelson Carmo, Cavumana Manuel Shaw, Stilvio Rosa, Jose Macaya.
Forwards: Matheus da Costa, Galma Campos, Gelson Dala, Geraldo, Freddy Ribbro, Agustino Apolulu, Chico Banza, Wilson Eduardo, Jeremy Bella.