National Team

Five Esperance players called up for international duty

The Blood and Gold goalkeeper AmanAllah Memmiche called up for the first time in the Tunisian national team. (Photo FTF)
The Blood and Gold goalkeeper AmanAllah Memmiche called up for the first time in the Tunisian national team. (Photo FTF)


The international break is fast approaching and Esperance de Tunis is preparing to see five of its players join their respective national teams as early as next Monday. These call-ups mark a new stage in the African zone qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup USA, with decisive matches scheduled for June 5 and 9, 2024.

The Carthage Eagles: A Shock Trio

Esperance's prodigious goalkeeper AmenAllah Memmiche has been making a sensation this season. At just 20 years old, his exceptional performances have earned him his first call-up to the Tunisian national team. Alongside Memmiche are two regulars with the national team: defender Yassine Meriah and experienced midfielder Ghaïlène Chaâlali. Chaâlali's call-up is particularly pleasing after several months out due to injury. However, the inexplicable absence of Houssem Tka, who is nevertheless regularly called up, has raised questions among supporters.

A Blood and Gold in the Land of the Hawks

Roger Aholou, a mainstay of Esperance's midfield, continues to proudly represent Togo. His key role within the Hawks makes him an indispensable element for the upcoming clashes against Sudan and DR Congo. Aholou, thanks to his vision and dynamism, will be a major asset for his national team.

Tougaï: The Algerian Rock

Mohamed-Amine Tougaï, a central defender, is a safe bet for the Algerian national team. Always reliable in his position, he will bring his robustness and vision of the game to the crucial matches against Guinea and Uganda. His reassuring presence and sense of positioning will be essential for the Fennecs.

Zaddem: A Blood and Gold at Al Masry and in the National Team

Mootaz Zaddem, on loan to Egyptian club Al Masry, is not to be outdone. His call-up to the Tunisian national team to face Equatorial Guinea and then Namibia shows the recognition of his talents and his contribution on the pitch, even outside of Esperance de Tunis.

Good luck to all our Blood and Gold! There is no doubt that they will fly the flag high and contribute to the success of their respective national teams.