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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles eliminated by Tunisia

Super Eagles vs Tunisia Jan2022

Nigeria have been dumped out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, thanks to a 1-0 defeat to Tunisia in their round of 16 clash.

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, saw Youssef Msakni’s long-range shot slip through his hands for the winning foal.

It handed COVID-hit Tunisia an improbable 1-0 win over 10-man Nigeria in Garoua on Sunday to advance to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

He powered home a low shot from outside the penalty area two minutes into the second half to bundle Nigeria out of the tournament.

Nigeria had been the only side to win all three of their games in the group phase and were overwhelming favourites as Tunisia battled without seven players, who were isolating because of COVID-19.

But Tunisia, who also had to do without coach Mondher Kebaier because of COVID-19, advanced to meet Burkina Faso in next Saturday’s quarter-final in Garoua.

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