Cameroon, Tunisia name final squads


“He’s in very good form and will not have any problem integrating into the squad in Ghana," Pfister said.

The players are expected to return home next week before leaving for Ghana.

Cameroon open their Group C campaign against Egypt on 22 January before games again Zambia and Sudan.

Cameroon Squad: Goalkeepers: Kameni Idriss Carlos (Espanyol, Spain), Hamidou Souleymanou (Denizlispor, Turkey), Janvier Mbarga (Canon Sportif)

Defenders: Rigobert Song (Galatasaray, Turkey), Andre Bikey (Reading, England), Timothee Atouba (Hamburg, Germany), Bill Tchato (Qatar Sport, Qatar), Benoit Angbwa (Saturn, Russia), Gilles Augustin Binya (Benfica, Portugal)

Midfielders: Geremi (Newcastle United, England), Alexandre Song (Arsenal, England), Achille Emana (Toulouse, France), Jean Joel Epalle (Vfl Bochum, Germany), Jean Makoun (Lille, France), Landry Nguemo (Nancy, France), Modeste Mbami (Olympique Marseille, France), Paul Tchamba Essola (Arsenal Kiev, Ukraine), Stephane Mbia Etoundi (Stade Rennes, France), Alain Nkong (Atlente, Mexico)

Tunisia boss Lemerre has named eight locally-based players from African champions Etoile du Sahel and four more from other Tunisian club sides in his final 23-man squad.

There is no place for Czech Republic-based Tijani Belaid, who was involved in a car crash on New Year’s Day which left three people dead.

Despite his recent inactivity for French club Toulouse, striker Silva Dos Santos, who scored four goals en route to Tunisia's 2004 Nations Cup success, makes Lemerre's final 23.

Tunisia have been drawn in Group D alongside the Palancas Negras of Angola, the Teranga Lions of Senegal and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.

Tunisian squad:Goalkeepers: Hamdi Kasroui (Esperance), Adel Nefzi (Club Africain), Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile du Sahel)

Defenders: Wissam Abdi (Zamalek, Egypt), Sabeur Ben Frej (Etoile du Sahel), Karim Haggui (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Yassine Mikari (Grasshopper Club, Switzerland), Seif Ghezal, Mehdi Meriah, Radhouane Felhi (all Etoile du Sahel), Radhi Jaidi (Birmingham City, England), Wissem Bekri (Esperance)

Midfielders: Chaouki Ben Saada (Bastia, France), Jawhar M'Nari (Nürnberg, Germany), Mehdi Nafti (Birmingham City, England), Kamel Zaiem (Esperance), Chaker Zouaghi (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Majdi Traoui (Etoile du Sahel)