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Tunisia call up Afcon replacements Rjaibi and Akaichi for Youssef and Khalifa

Posted: 13 January 2015 Time: 14:32

Tunisia on Tuesday called up Edem Rjaibi and Ahmed Akaichi as replacements for the African Nations Cup finals, which start on the weekend.

The pair replace injured strikers Fakhreddine Ben Youssef and Saber Khalifa, the Tunisian Football Federation announced.

Twenty-year-old Rjaibi is from CA Bizertin and has a single cap for his country, while Akaichi, 25, plays for Esperance and was in the squad for the 2010 Nations Cup.

Even though the deadline has passed for the submission of the 23-man squads, countries competing at the tournament can change injured players before they play their first match.

Tunisia play their opening Group B game on Sunday against the Cape Verde Islands in Ebebiyin.

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