Chedli kicked out of Tunisia camp

01 February 2012 12:46

Tunisia star Adel Chedli has been expelled by the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finalists after a fall out with manager Sami Trabelsi.

The 35-year-old veteran, one of only two players to have figured in Tunisia's 2004 title winning side, was sent packing for questioning his country's last gasp 2-1 second Group C win against Niger.

"Chedli is finished. He was on the bench for the first two matches, and suggested Tunisia's win over Niger wasn't 'logical'. He watched last night's (Tuesday) game against Gabon from the stands," a source in the Tunisian camp confirmed on Wednesday.

Chedli, on the books briefly at Manchester United at the start of his career back in the mid-1990s, has been a stalwart of the Carthage Eagles' set-up ever since earning his first cap in 1996.

As well as the 2004 Nations Cup the French-born midfielder also helped Tunisia to success in last year's African Nations Championship and was part of their 2006 World Cup squad.

Chedli, who now plays for Esperance, said he had planned to quit the international scene after the 2012 Nations Cup.

He is the second player to be sent packing after fellow quarter-finalists Zambia gave Clifford Mulenga his marching orders for reportedly breaking a curfew at the team's hotel in Bata across the border in Equatorial Guinea.

Tunisia, Group C runners-up, face the winners of Group D in the quarter-finals in Franceville on Sunday.

Source: AFP

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