Tunisia boss Jalel Kadri has urged his side to be ready for their decisive Africa Cup of Nations match against South Africa. The 2004 African champions have not won a match in this tournament yet, suffering a surprise defeat to Namibia and salvaging a draw against Mali in their second match. In order to progress to the knockout phase, Tunisia must win against South Africa.
Kadri emphasized the need for his team to be wary of South Africa’s varied attacks. He pointed out that many of South Africa’s players come from Mamelodi Sundowns, a team known for its advanced attacking mechanisms. Kadri also noted that South Africa plays direct and fast balls, adding that Tunisia must be prepared for this style of play.
While Kadri acknowledged the pressure on his team to advance from the group stage, he expressed confidence in his players’ ability to overcome their current situation. He emphasized the need to turn the pressure into positive motivation and stated that his team must be ready to play under any circumstances. Kadri’s belief in his players’ abilities remained strong.