Like many young players the son of French immigrants with dual nationality, Chaouki Ben Saada has chosen to wear the colors of his home country, Tunisia. The native of Bastia was however observed in both in French and international youth teams, even winning the World Championship under 17 held in Trinidad and Tobago in 2001. In view of the tremendous competition that exists in France A team, the left has opted for the red tunic of the Eagles of Carthage.
Has the SC Bastia, Ben Saada is one of the attractions of France championship in recent years. After his first steps in Ligue 1 during the 2001/02 season, the Franco-Tunisian incorporates the rotation of the Corsican club outposts. A little tender, the striker pocket displays statistics modest but already displaying an interesting technical background in the tradition of players from North African origins. Especially, Chaouki spirits brand in a memorable Bastia-OM. For his sixth game in the first division, he returned to play and sign a brace that provides the victory to his team.
While surrounded by two experienced scorers, Lilian Laslandes and Florian Maurice, Chaouki Ben Saada moving in an ideal context to improve his game but the effects are slow to emerge and crazy night against Marseille is a distant memory when the club down to the second division at the end of the 2004/05 season.
Until 2003, Chaouki yet shines with the U19 French. He scored more goals in the UEFA European Nations but dislocated shoulder and was forced to withdraw from the tournament. The same year a new law regulating the change of nationality offered the choice to the 21 years between Tunisian and French selections.
Ben Saada opts for the country of his parents, begins in the national team in March 2005 and scored his first goals in his new colors during the playoffs for the World Cup. Before his first play in CAN 2006. Santos and Guemamdia, holders of the attack, had better watch out. Chaouki Ben Saada is the future of Tunisia.