Tunisia stun Nigeria with last-16 win in latest Afcon upset

 The Super Eagles went down to 10 men in the second half of the last-16 tie and were unable to pull off a come back


Nigeria have been eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations at the last-16 stage after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Tunisia on Sunday.


Youssef Msakni scored the decisive goal two minutes into the second-half, while Alex Iwobi was sent off just seven minutes after being substituted on, making it difficult for Nigeria to come back against their Covid-19 stricken opponents.

Immediately after the match, Augustine Eguavoen stepped down from his role as interim coach.


What has been said?

Tunisia boss expressed his pride in his team for their valiant effort against the Super Eagles.


He told reporters: “As we said before, we had prepared well; we had mastered our skills to counter the Nigerian team. We believed in ourselves.


“We had the desire to win and knew we had to put in a lot of efforts. We tried to win to score a goal and succeeded in doing that.


“We knew Nigeria had fast wingers and we came up with specific tactics and had to put pressure on the wingers.


“We trusted the group despite the Covid-19 cases. We didn’t need players but competitors. We wish Nigeria well but we deserve to win,”


Nigeria boss Eguavoen stepped in to take charge of the team after Gernot Rohr's recent sacking, but has given up his role following his team's shock exit.




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Source:Goal.com




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