The Eagles of Carthage, also favorites of the competition, entered the competition at 17h in Suez against the Palancas Negras of Angola. Both teams split on a 1-1 draw.
The first games are far from being won in advance and the status of favorite does not mean much in the field. The Tunisians have certainly mastered much of the first by scoring even 1 goal in the 34th minute on a penalty obtained by Naïm Sliti and converted by Captain Youssef Msakni.
After the break, the Angolans put pressure and push back the Tunisian bloc even forced to proceed against attack. The men of Alain Giresse equalize finally thanks to Djalma Campos who benefits from a shot by Mateus Galiano Da Costa badly repulsed by the Tunisian keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha (1 – 1).
Tunisia will meet Mali on Friday, June 5, 2019 at 14:30 while Angola will face Mauritania on Saturday, June 6 at the same time.