By Emmanuel Okogba
Nigeria will face Tunisia in the second game of the Round of 16 on Sunday after the Carthage Eagles finished third in Group F.
Tunisia has had a tough AFCON 2021 experience, falling 1-0 to Mali in their opening game that was filled with controversy before thumping Mauritania 4-1 in their next game. Just before the game against Gambia that ended in a 1-0 loss for the 2004 winners, half of the squad tested positive for Covid-19 which meant they had to prosecute a must win match with a depleted squad.
They come up against a much fancied Super Eagles side that breezed through their group, collecting all available nine points and conceding just once from the spot.
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The fixture will be a repeat of the third place play-off at the 2019 edition which Odion Ighalo’s 3rd minute strike decided.
In their last four AFCON meetings (2000, 2004, 2006, 2019), Nigeria has…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper