Senegal take on Tunisia in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals on Sunday, as they look to reach their first final since 2002.

The Teranga Lions overcame stubborn West African neighbours Benin in the quarter-finals to qualify for their first semi-finals in 13 years but they are favourites to win the trophy for the first time this year.

Aliou Cisse’s men have been impressive in the tournament so far, winning four of their five matches and conceding just a single goal.

For Tunisia, they ended Madagascar’s fairytale run on Thursday night to advance to the last four with a convincing 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Ferjani Sassi, Wahbi Khazri and Naïm Sliti did the damage for Alain Giresse.

Wahbi Khazri

This was Tunisia’s first victory at the tournament after drawing all their previous four matches. 

What is kick-off time?

The match will start at exactly 16:00GMT

Team News: Who is available, injured or suspended?

Senegal: Aliou Cisse’s men are all available for the match.

Tunisia: There are no injury or suspension concerns in the camp of The Eagles of Carthage.


Aliou Cisse: Tunisia is a very special team and very strong. They possess special skills and their players and their players are capable of creating the difference. However, we are in the semi-finals since 2002 and this motivates us to win. We’ve improved a lot and I start my team.

Lamine Gassama: My start with the national team was very difficult, but my teammates and manager’s support made me improve. We’re a big family and our improvements obvious to everyone and we depend on our high spirits and capabilities to win.

Alain Giresse: Reaching the semi-finals is very special because Tunisia didn’t have this privilege for a long time. We are very confident and will fight for beating Senegal.

Taha Yassine Khnissi: Tomorrow’s match is difficult but we have to focus and we’ll play with the same spirit against Ghana and Madagascar for winning.

Head to Head record

The two teams have met twenty times with Tunisia winning on nine occasions and Senegal winning seven. Four of those games ended in a draw.

Predicted XI

Senegal: Gomis; Gassama, Kouyate, Koulibaly, Sabaly, Saivet, Ndiaye, Gueye, Mane, Niang, Keita

 Tunisia: Hassen, Kechrida, Bronn, Meriah, Haddadi; Chaalali, Skhiri, Sassi, Khazri, Khenissi, Msakni

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