Roumdé Adija stadium 🏟️ Host Nigeria Vs Tunisia
The Africa Cup of Nation returns today with another cracking encounters in the Quarter final as Burkina Faso plays Gabon in the first encounter.which see Burkina Faso winning on penalties.
Another heavy weight match today will see the Super Eagles of Nigeria play against Tunisia at Roumdé Adija stadium 🏟️ today as they both seek to progress to the Quarter final
This will definitely be the second knock out encounter between the two side in just three years after the Super Eagles of Nigeria after the Super Eagles managed a one goal win in the last edition third place play off in Egypt and this definitely makes it an encounter to watch as Tunisia will be hoping for a revenge tonight.
The Super Eagles have enjoyed a very good start to life in Cameroon and will go into tonight match as match favorite after having a good results which see them see of the likes of Egypt,Sudan and Guinea in the group stage.
The Nigeria team started their hunger to conquer the continent for a fourth time on a very brilliant note as they defeat group favorite Egypt by a lone goal on January 11, thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho 30th minutes strike that separate the two side.
It was then followed by a more dominant performance against Sudan which see them win by 3goals to 1,with Samuel Chukwueze,Taiwo Awoniyi and Moses Simon finding the net on three occasion before Khidir score from the spot to pull one back after semi Ajayi foul in the 70th minute.
Nigeria cemented their place in the next round by finishing top of group D with a win comfortable win over Guinea-Bissau when they played at Roumdé Adija stadium in the last match of the group stage, with Umar Sadiq and Troost-Ekomq finding the back of the net to ensure a hundred percent start in the competition.
With three win in the group stage , Nigeria emerge top spot in group D,three point ahead of group favourite Egypt who came second and they are the only side with a perfect record in the tournament in the group rounds
The 2013 Africa champions go into today's match unbeaten in each of their last six outing in all competition, wining five and drawing one since their last defeat which came in October against Central African Republic in 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
On the other side, Tunisia,who has not been so sparking so far in the tournament head into today's match as one of the third place best team in the group stage
The Eagles of Cartage didn't not start on a good note in the tournament after they were defeated by a lone goal in their first match against Mali at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium in their first game January 12
Tunisia responded well in their second group match as they put on a fine display against Mauritania by finding the net four times to lift their hope of qualification from the group stage, thanks to the brilliant performance of Veteran strike Wahbi Khazri which see him score twice and set an assist.
However, the 2004 Africa champions fell Short below expectation once more after loosing against an inexperienced Gambia side in the last group match of the group stage,with Abile Jallow 93rd minutes winner sending the scorpions through to the knockout stage in their maiden edition
Tunisia as not been so good so far as they behave been struggling with form and a dull attacking performance which as seen them not registered a goal in three of their last four matches across all competitions
They will now be hoping to pick it up from where they left it when they played against the Super Eagles of Nigeria who ran away with a One goal victory courtesy of Odion Igahlo's 3rd minutes strike when the two sides meet last time in Egypt with the Eagles winning the Bronze medal
A very cagey constest is expected when this two team meet tonight,with both sides having six victory to themselves against each other, while they both shared the point on eight occasion too.
Austin Eguavoen will be pleased with his boys performance and same faces will be expected when they played against Tunisia for a place in the last Eight.
Both team will be heading to the encounter with a point to prove as both Eagles will be hoping to book their place in the next round of the competition in Cameroon later tonight.