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African World Cup Qualifiers: Midway-point review

We're at the midway point in Africa's World Cup qualifying campaign, as the race to be among the continent's five representatives in Russia hots up.

With only the winners advancing from each of the five four-team groups, the margin for error was always going to be small, and yet all but two of Africa's contenders have dropped points from their three games to date, with only Nigeria and Tunisia preserving a 100 percent record.

Of all of the 20 teams in the running for Russia - and no nation is mathematically...

Valencia's Aymen Abdennour loaned to Marseille

Olympique de Marseille have confirmed the signing of Tunisia international Aymen Abdennour, who moves to the Stade Velodrome on a season-long loan from Valencia.

OM announced the move on their official website on Tuesday evening after the North African defender had passed a medical..

Under contract with the Spanish heavyweights until June 2020, Abdennour said on Instagram: "Every ending marks a new beginning as they say. Today my adventure with Valencia ends with a new challenge elsewhere.


Amine Chermiti explains Etoile du Sahel return

Tunisia forward Amine Chermiti has returned to his homeland after nine years away, signing a two-year deal with Etoile du Sahel.

The 29-year-old left the Ligue Professionnelle 1 for Hertha Berlin in 2008, and in an interview with local radio station MFM, has outlined why he decided to return to North Africa.

"Simply, I have found my family," the attacker told MFM [as per GlobalNet]. "I've signed because I was convinced by the sporting project.

"I will have [a role] on the pitch, but also beyond...

Tunisia's Mohamed Larbi leaves Sochaux as contract is cancelled

Tunisia national football team
Tunisia national football team

Mohamed Larbi is a free agent after Sochaux confirmed that they'd cancelled his contract in a statement on their official website on Wednesday.

The Tunisia international joined the Montbeilard-based club during the January transfer contract, signing an 18-month deal upon his arrival in the Doubs.

However, he departs after six months, having made just 13 appearances for Sochaux in Ligue 2, and failing to find the net.

"An amicable agreement has been reached between FC Sochaux-Montbeliard and Mohamed...