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AFCON 2021: Nigeria, it’s over!

The Super Eagles were beaten by the Eagles of Carthage on January 23, 2022.

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In this duel of birds of prey which opposed the Super Eagles first of the group D to the Eagles of Carthage third of the group F, it is the Eagles of Carthage who took the top. The Tunisians beat the Nigerians 1-0. Leading 1-0 since the 47th minute, the Nigerian ogre could not save the furniture. Returned from the locker room on a blank score, the Tunisians surprised their opponent two minutes after the beginning of the second period.

 

Nearly 30 meters from the Nigerian surface, Youssef Msakni receives the ball, a body feint, erases Ola Aina, his opponent, and then surprises Maduka Okoye, the Nigerian goalkeeper with a shot helped by a slight rebound. It is the opening of the score (1-0). It will be the only goal of this game.

 

The coaching of the Nigerian coach Augustine Eguaven will not pay, since the entry of Alex Iwobi, the Nigerian striker in place of Kelechi Iheanacho in the 59th minute will only deepen the nail. The player of Everton in England will be expelled from the field in the 66th minute after a foul on the captain and scorer of the match, Youssef Msakni.

 

Reduced to ten, Nigeria will give a little more space to his opponent. The match dominated by Nigeria will be a little more balanced. The last 15 minutes of the game will be more lively with beautiful actions not concretized on both sides. On one side, Tunisia tried to make the break and on the other, Nigeria tried to return to the score. At the final whistle, it is the superb Tunisian organization that had the upper hand on Nigeria, one of the favorites of the competition.

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