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Sports - Football - Scores & Fixtures Updated: January 24, 2022

AFCON 2022: Tunisia Eliminate 10-Man Super Eagles With Narrow 1-0 Win

By Oladimeji Balogun
January 23, 2022
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Tunisia stunned Super Eagles of Nigeria with a 1-0 win to send Augustine Eguavoen's men home from the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 on Sunday after a shot from Youssef Msakni caught Maduka Okoye off guard.

The best team were sent home by the best loser of the group stage in what was a knife-edge game which needed the final whistle to settle matters.

Just after the break, Tunisia got on the scoresheet when Msakni's shot caught the Super Eagles' goalie off guard, pity for him as he was unsighted by his defence and before he could reach the ball, it was almost in the net.

After the goal, Eguavoen made several changes including Alex Iwobi. The Everton midfielder was sent off after VAR review showed a more aggressive foul against his opponent.

The best chance for Nigeria came in the 93rd minute when Umar Sadiq got the ball from the side rule pass but he couldn't get it into the net as the ball ran across the face of the post.

Tunisia advance ahead of Nigeria and will face Burkina Faso in the quarterfinals.

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Nigeria will now turn attention to Ghana for their World Cup playoffs.

Eguavoen would now have a decision to make, either to hand over to Jose Peseiro or take up the two jobs.

 

 

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Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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African Cup of Nations 2021/2022 TABLE

African Cup of Nations
No Teams P Pts
1 Cameroon 3 7
2 Cape Verde 3 4
3 Burkina Faso 3 4
4 Ethiopia 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Senegal 3 5
2 Malawi 3 4
3 Guinea 3 4
4 Zimbabwe 3 3
No Teams P Pts
1 Morocco 3 7
2 Gabon 3 5
3 Comoros 3 3
4 Ghana 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Nigeria 3 9
2 Egypt 3 6
3 Guinea-Bissau 3 1
4 Sudan 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Mali 3 7
2 Gambia 3 7
3 Tunisia 3 3
4 Mauritania 3 0
Full Table

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