Tunisia's Chedli walks out on team at African Cup

GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer Published:

FRANCEVILLE, Gabon (AP) -- Tunisia midfielder Adel Chedli has walked out on his squad at the African Cup of Nations after he was overlooked for selection.

Team spokesman Ward Zouhair tells The Associated Press that Chedli "wasn't happy" at not playing and left the team's base in Franceville on Wednesday morning, four days head of the country's quarterfinal.

Zouhair says the 35-year-old veteran, who won the African Cup with Tunisia in 2004, is in Libreville waiting for a flight home and won't play any further part at the tournament.

Zouhair adds there was no problem with Chedli during Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Gabon at Stade de Franceville despite reports he was sent to the stands by coach Sami Trabelsi after becoming angry that he wasn't in the team.