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Tunisia Re-appoints Former Head Coach Nabil Maaloul to Replace Henryk Kasperczak

The Tunisian Football Association has re-appointed former head coach and international midfielder Nabil Maaloul to fill the empty head Coach position.

He replaces Henryk Kasperczak who was sacked last April after losing two friendly games to Cameroon in Monastir (0-1) and to Morocco in Marrakech (0-1).

Nabil Maaloul was part of the Tunisian team that participated in the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics before graduating to the senior side.

After impressive performances from the Olympics, he joined German side Hannover 96 where he was part of all the 28 games that season earning 11 national caps in the process.

He later returned to Africa where he finished his career after a number of stints across North Africa hanging up his boots in 2000.

He turned to Coaching with Tunisian side Esperance, leading the side to the glorious African Champions League title in 2011.

He was appointed as the Tunisian Head coach in 2013, but lasted only seven months in the position. He also spent some time with the Kuwait National team, Es Tunis and was assistant Coach when Tunisia won the African Cup of Nations.

Maaloul will be presented to the media on Monday, May 1, 2017 at a press conference by the FTF President Wadie Jery.

Maaloul’s fist competitive game will be at home against Egypt in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier where they will later face off with Niger and Swaziland.

The side is also currently joint top of group A with DRC at 6 points in the World Cup qualifiers and hope to reach the finals for the first time since 2006.


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