Club Africain Signs Pre-Contract Agreement With Etoile’s Mehdi Meriah

The Beb Jedid outfit will reportedly sign Etoile du Sahel defender Mehdi Meriah in the off season.
Reports out of Tunis indicate that defending Tunisian league champions, Club Africain, have signed a pre-contract agreement with Etoile Du Sahel’s Mehdi Meriah.

The left back will join the “Biancorosso” for two and a half years once the current season comes to a close. The move has been a long time coming for the Tunis based club which has yet to find a player suitable for the position.

This year the team has been forced to ask 19 year old right back Bilel Ifa to play on the opposite side. Meanwhile, Anis Amri has had a few good games of his own but has not provided the consistency desired by club officials who consider the left side of defense to be their main weak point.

This agreement marks the second time in one year that there has been an exchange between the two Tunisian league rivals. Last year Club Africain signed midfielder Khaled Melliti from the Sousse based club.

While the player hasn’t taken part in the majority of the campaign, he is impressing in recent games after injuries to team-mates Ousemma Sellami and Zouhaier Dhaouadi forced Algerian coach Abdelhak Ben Chikha to make changes in his starting eleven.

Rami Ayari, Goal.com