Khazri cleared to play AFCON

Khazri cleared to play AFCON
Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jan 11, 2017. 12:30

In the wake of injury concerns on Tunisia's Whabi Khazri, the winger has been declared fit to play for Henryk Kasperczak side in Gabon.

The Carthage Eagles' man will be able to play at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations despite suffering an ankle injury in a friendly against Egypt on Sunday, the Tunisian Football Federation said on Tuesday.

According to reports, the 25-year-old Sunderland winger was carried off on a stretcher in Cairo during his team's defeat by the Pharaohs.

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"It's not serious, it's a benign ankle sprain," the federation said in a statement on its website. "He will be able to play in Gabon."

Tunisia open their Group B account against Aliou Cisse's Senegal on Sunday, January 15.

Meanwhile, their group stage schedule will see them face Algeria and Zimbabwe in Group B at the finals, which runs from 14 January to 5 February.

Khazri is one of Tunisia's key players, even though he has had a lack of game time for his English Premier League club over the last few months.



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