Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Africa

Tunisia © Action Images

Yedder snubs Eagles of Carthage



Wissam Ben Yedder of French Ligue 1 side Toulouse has opted for France national team amid pressure from Tunisian officials to play for the Eagles of Carthage.

The 22-year-old striker, who was born in France to Tunisian parents, announced his decision on Thursday.

“I took time to think about my decision before announcing it,” Yedder said. “After playing with the junior category in France I think I’ll like to continue to the senior team instead of going to Tunisia.”

Yedder is one of the sensations of the French league this season and has scored nine goals so far in 15 games to sit third on the top scorer list behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG and Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis.

“We tried to convince him but couldn’t,” Tunisia coach Sami Trabelsi said upon hearing the news. “It’s his choice and we have to respect it. He knows what he wants and we only need to wish him success.”

Tunisia football federation has been stepping up efforts to persuade a number of foreign born players to switch allegiance ahead of January’s Africa Cup of Nations.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Sunday Oliseh
Why you shouldn't bet against Juventus
When you play at Juventus, all you have to worry about is playing football. The club’s management...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Hypocrisy among managers and players
The recent outburst by the manager of Glasgow Celtic Football Club displayed double standards and...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Pochettino needs a trophy
The Argentine has until the end of next season at the very most to win a trophy, otherwise he will...

Segun Odegbami
Champions League down to the wire
Football is a psychologically brutal game. It does not take any prisoners. It is cold and...