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Nabil Maaloul Tunisia name former CAF Champions League winner as new coach

The Carthage Eagles have replaced Henryk Kasperczak, sacked earlier in April

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On April 8, the Tunisian football Federation announced the sacking of Polish coach Henryk Kasperczak, and promised to name a national team coach "by the end of the month".

They have delivered, true their word, and appointed native Nabil Maâloul to take charge.

READ ALSO: Henryk Kasperczak Tunisia sacks Polish coach

play Henryk Kasperczak managed Tunisia at the last Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, reaching the quarter final

 

Maloul, 54, is returning to a job that he had for seven months in 2013.

His first task will be against North African rivals Egypt in a qualifier for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Tunisia are in Group J, which also has Niger and Swaziland in the race for the tournament to be held in Cameroon.

play Nabil Maloul played for the Tunisian national team as a player

 

Maloul enjoyed a career as a footballer in the 1980s and 90s, playing in Tunisia, Germany and Saudi Arabia. He later became a coach after retiring, leading Esperance de Tunis to the CAF Champions League title in 2011.

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He will also oversee Tunisia's 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. The Carthage Eagles are in Group A, where they are level on points at the top with DR Congo after two wins from two games. Guinea and Lobya are the other teams in the group.

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