The Carthage Eagles have been drawn alongside Ivory Coast, Togo and the Desert Warriors in Group D and the 28-year-old is well aware of the task ahead in a competitive group.
"If we want to get off to a good start we have to win the first game," he told FIFA.com.
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Much of Tunisia's goalscoring burden will fall on the shoulders of Jemaa, as his nation's all-time top goalscorer, and he admits he is hoping to put on a special display for his country.
"I first took part in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2006 and I have some amazing memories of the competition, even though I was on the fringes of the side back then," he continued.
"The competition has its own special flavour, and I hope I can put on a great performance in South Africa.”