Tunisia’s all-time goal scorer with 31 goals;striker Issam Jemaa will play in his fifth successive Africa Cup of Nations as Sami Trabelsi selects him to spearhead the Carthage Eagles attack.The major absentee is Ligue 1 winner Jamel Saihi of Montpellier, who is sidelined with a knee injury. Uncapped French-born midfielder Wahbi Khazri is part of the 25-man team named by Trabelsi. The 21-year-old from Bastia completed a switch of international allegiance after playing for France at under-21 level.
Tunisia will face Algeria, Ivory Coast and Togo in Group D. Trabelsi will have to drop two players from his selection by the January 9 deadline.
Goalkeepers: Moez Ben Cherifia (Esperance), Farouk Ben Mustapha (CA Bizertin), Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile Sahel)
Defenders: Aymen Abdennour (Toulouse), Rami Bedoui (Etoile Sahel), Anis Boussaidi (Tavria Simferopol), Khalil Chammam (Esperance), Chamseddine Dhaouadi (Etoile Sahel), Fatah Garbi (CS Sfaxien), Walid Hichri (Esperance), Bilel Ifa (Club Africain)
Midfielders: Hatten Baratli (Club Africain), Wissem Ben Yahia (Mersin Idmanyurdu), Oussama Darragi (FC Sion), Chadi Hammami (Kuwait SC), Wahbi Kharzia (Bastia), Khaled Mouelhi, Youssef Msakni (both Esperance), Abdelkader Oueslati (Atletico Madrid), Mejdi Traoui (Esperance)
Forwards: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (CS Sfaxien), Zouhair Dhaouadi (Evian Thonon Gaillard), Hamdi Harbaoui (Lokeren), Saber Khlifa (Evian Thonon Gaillard), Issam Jemaa (Kuwait SC).