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Starting XI: Tunisia V Cape Verde

2015 African Cup of Nations

Group B

Teams: Tunisia V Cape Verde

Date: 18 January 2015

Venue: Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin

Both Tunisia and Cape Verde will be hoping to get their CAF 2015 African Cup of Nations campaign off to a positive start when they lock horns in a Group B match at the Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyin on Sunday.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 21h00.

Cape Verde made their way to Afcon 2015 after enjoying a strong qualification campaign that saw them finish top of their preliminary group.

Cape Verde boast several classy players, including defenders Fernando Varela and Gege, midfielder Babanco, winger Ryan Mendes and Sporting Lisbon striker Heldon.

Tunisia were also impressive in their qualifying campaign for Afcon 2015, finishing unbeaten at the top of a preliminary group that included Senegal and Egypt.

Tunisia will be making their 12th successive appearance at the Nations Cup tournament and 17th overall while it is only Cape Verde’s second Afcon.

Here is how they line-up.

Tunisia: Aymen Mathlouthi, Ali Maaloul, Aymen Abdennour, Syam Ben Youssef, Hamza Mathlouthi, Wahbi Khazri, Mohamed Ali Moncer, Stephane Nater, Jamel Saihi, Ahmed Akaichi, Yassine Chikhaoui.

Cape Verde: Vozinha, Fernando Varela, Gégé, Carlitos, Stopira, Babanco, Calú, Kuca, Nuno Rocha, Heldon Nhuck, Djaniny.

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