Tunisia national football team (Eagles of Carthage) has been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak in their camp at the, 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
A statement by the Tunisian Football Federation on Wednesday said seven players would be unavailable for their last group game against the Gambia on Thursday.
The Tunisians, who have three points from their opening two games, would be seeking at least one more point to make sure they qualify for the last 16 if not one among the top two in Group F then as one of the four best third-placed finishers.
Wahbi Khazri, who scored twice in their 4-0 win over Mauritania on Sunday, leads the list of players who have subsequently tested positive.
Ghailani Chaalali and Ali Maaloul, who also impressed on Sunday, are set to miss out along with replacements Mohamed Amine Ben Hamida, Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane, Aymen Dahmen and Ali Jemal.
But Tunisia did receive a boost with Dylan Bronn, Mohamed Drager and Naim Sliti the latest to return negative tests and come out of isolation, a spokesman said.