The Tunisian team defied his absence, and overcame one of the important obstacles towards achieving his dream of winning the African Cup of Nations for the second time in its history, after qualifying for the quarter-finals, after winning a precious 1-0 victory over his Nigerian counterpart in the final price.
Despite the troubles faced by the Tunisian national team, which played the match only 72 hours after the end of its last matches in the group stage, which was represented in the absence of its coach, Munther Al-Kabir, due to his infection with the Corona virus, and the loss of many of its basic elements such as Ali Maaloul, Ghaylan Al-Shaalali and Muhammad Ali Bin Ramadan due to their injuries. With the infection also, the Carthage Eagles team flew in the sky of the Cameroonian city of Garoua, which hosted the meeting, and overthrew the Nigerian team, the leader of the fourth group in the group stage, which was the only team qualified for the round of 16 with the full mark by winning all three matches in its group.
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Youssef Msakni played the championship role in the match, after scoring Tunisia’s only goal in the 47th minute through a wonderful missile, before causing Alex Iwobi, the Nigerian national team player, to receive a red card in the 64th minute, forcing the “Green Eagles” team to play with 10 players during The remaining time of the match.
Tunisia, which won the title in 2004, hit a quarter-final match with Burkina Faso, who defeated its Gabonese counterpart on penalties.