The start of the 2023 CAN qualifiers was also played on Thursday. Tunisia, without Wahbi Khazri, was starting its campaign against Equatorial Guinea, surprised by the last African Cup and falling, in particular, to Algeria in the group stages. The Tunisian team, led by its new coach Jalel Kadri, has quietly secured its victory on this first day.
The teammates of Hannibal Mejbri, who started in midfield, did the job and won 4-0. Former Ligue 1 player Naim Sliti opened the scoring before Jaziri took a break and the inevitable Youssef Msakni scored a double. In the standings, Tunisia is first with a better goal difference than Libya, who started their qualifying as well by winning against Bostwana (1-0).