Tunisia needed only a long-range shot at the start of the second half to knock Nigeria’s Super Eagles out of the 2021 Nations Cup, AFCON.
Tunisia qualified for the second round as one of four best third-place finishers from Group E, while Nigeria topped Group D with nine points in the first round.
Coach Augustine Eguavoen picked his favored starting lineup against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, and the Super Eagles got off to a fast start.
The Super Eagles were the only team in Group D to qualify with a maximum of nine points from the group stage, defeating all of the other teams. The Eagles, on the other hand, were unable to advance past the round of 16.
Both teams were scoreless at the halftime break. Until Youssef Msakni scores the game-winning goal a few minutes into the second half, which knocked the Super Eagles out of the competition.
Tunisia strolled into the quarter-finals of the tournament when Alex Iwobi was issued a red card in the 66th minute, depleting the Eagles.