Tunisia have called up midfielder Oussama Darragi from local club leaders Esperance after two withdrawals ahead of Saturday's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa qualifier in Kenya. Darragi was added by coach Humberto Coelho after the withdrawal through injury of Jamel Saifi from French club Montpellier, who has a knee injury, and Khaled Souissi, whose thigh strain was confirmed by a scan this week.
Coelho had earlier named France-based striker Lasaad Nouioui in his squad for the first time. The 23-year-old striker has belatedly broken through to the first team at Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna and impressed the coach on a recent visit to the Spanish league match against Racing Santander.
German-born Sami Allagui keeps his place in the squad after making his debut in November in the friendly against Ghana. Tunisia are due to arrive in Nairobi on Wednesday for their Group B match at the Kasarani Stadium in the Kenyan capital.
Goalkeepers: Hamdi Kasraoui (Esperance), Jassem Khalloufi (CS Sfaxien), Aymen Mathlouthi (Etoile Sahel).
Defenders: Yamen Ben Zekri (Bastia/FRA), Anis Boussaidi (SV Salzburg/AUT), Aimen Demai (Kaiserslautern/GER), Seif Ghezal (Young Boys Berne/SUI), Bilel Ifaa (Club Africain), Karim Hagui (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Radhi Jaidi (Birmingham City/ENG), Ammar Jemal (Etoile Sahel), Yassin Mikari (Grasshoppers Zurich/SUI).
Midfielders: Tijani Belaid (Slavia Prague/CZE), Fahid Ben Khalfallah (Caen/FRA), Oussama Darragi (Esperance), Abdelkarim Nafti (CS Sfaxien), Hocine Ragued (Mons-Bergen/BEL).
Forwards: Sami Allagui (SpVgg Greuther Furth/GER), Wissem Ben Yahia (Club Africain), Mohamed Ali Ghariani (CS Hammam Lif), Issam Jomaa (Racing Lens/FRA), Lassad Nouioui (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP), Ali Zitouni (Antalyaspor/TUR).