Tunisia’s Eagles cling wings of Nigeria Eagles at African Nations cup

The Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles on Sunday knocked the Super Eagles of Nigeria out of the 2021 African Nations Cup, to get to quarter finals, following 1-0 loss by the latter in the tension encounter

Penpushing reports that, the coronavirus hit team dashed the hope of Nigeria team which came into the tournament as one of the favourites, having won all three of their group games, but a long range shot at start of the second half aided victory of the Tunis

The 30-yard effort by Youssef Msakni snuck into the net, as Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye could not curtail the development, while frantic efforts of Nigeria’s Samuel Chukwueze shot outside the box was off target

Penpushing further reports that, earlier before the encounter Nigeria topped Group D with nine points in the first round, while Tunisia qualified for the second round as one of four best third-place finishers, from Group E.

The Coach Augustine Eguavoen led team started on a good note, with Moses Simon striking Nigeria’s first corner kick after about 30 seconds while a bicycle kick of Wilfred Ndidi after two minutes failed to work out.

Penpushing also reports that despite Nigeria’s pressure, the coronavirus hit team ,had the first gilt-edged chance in the 10th minute but Ndidi was well positioned on the line to block Montassar Talbi’s goal-bound effort.

Meanwhile, with Tunisia victory the team will now move into the quarter-finals and will be facing the national team of Burkina Faso, who had earlier crushed the Gabon national team on penalties.

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