Tunisia re-appoints Nabil Maaloul as coach

Nabil Maaloul has been re-appointed as coach of Tunisia’s national team.

His first spell in charge was in 2013 and lasted just seven months.

Maaloul replaces Henryk Kasperczak, who was sacked in April, after Tunisia were knocked out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in the quarter-finals

He led Tunisian club Esperance to the 2011 African Champions League title and has also spent time in charge of the Kuwait national team.

Maaloul’s fist competitive game will be at home to Egypt in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Niger and Swaziland are the other two teams in Group J for the qualifying campaign to reach Cameroon.

Tunisia are currently joint top with DR Congo of Group A in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup on six points after two matches as they aim to reach the finals for the first time since 2006.

Guinea and Libya are yet to score a point.

 

Aisha JM