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Thursday, 4 April, 2002, 11:18 GMT 12:18 UK
Zitouni battles on
Zitouni
Disappointment has made Zitouni even stronger
Ali Zitouni may be barely out of his teens but five goals in the World Cup qualifying campaign is testimony to his undoubted promise.

The striker has already tasted the highs and lows of international football in his brief career.

Qualifying for the World Cup gives the young striker the chance to test himself against the best in the game.

Contrast that with his experiences at his Tunisia club Esperance.

They have reached the last two finals of the African Champions League only to fail to convert their favoured status to a trophy-winning performance.

Striker partner Ziad Jaziri
He has gained valuable international experience with the Tunisian side that stumbled through the last African Nations Cup finals, to eventually finish fourth in the bi-annual event.

These early trials have laid a solid foundation - the evidence for which can been seen in the predatory skills that Zitouni showed in the World Cup qualifiers.

Alongside his frontline partner, Ziad Jaziri, Zitouni helped steer Tunisia away from the persistent pressure of the Ivorian challenge and into the finals in Japan and South Korea.

His goals came in key matches away from home against Congo in Pointe Noire and in Antananarivo against Madagascar.

He also started the rout and completed the demolition with the opening and closing goals in the 6-0 home win over the Simbas of the Democratic Republic of Congo last year.

Zitouni was also nominated last year as one of the three candidates for the CAF Young Player of 2000 award, losing out to Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon.

The success of getting to the World Cup has more than made up for the bitter disappointments early in his career and there is no doubt Zitouni has the potential to improve on his growing reputation in the finals.

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