Tunisia upset Nigeria, as Comoros play without a goalkeeper against Cameroon

By Lawrence Trusida

DRAMA continues to unfold at the Africa Cup of Nations – AFCON with Tunisia progressing to the quarter finals at the expense of early favourites, Nigeria.

Tunisia upset 10-man Nigeria last night to book a quarter-final tie against Burkina Faso at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

A second half long range effort by Youssef Msakni was enough for Tunisia to shoot down the Super Eagles, who had substitute, Alex Iwobi sent off following a video assistant referee review.

The 2004 champions now face Burkina Faso in the last eight on Saturday, after the Stallions overcame 10-men Gabon 7-6 on penalties after a one-all stalemate in regulation time.

Meanwhile, two more games are on this evening with minnows, Comoros heading into what could be their biggest game in the country’s history.

The Indian Ocean islanders caused one of the biggest upsets of the tournament after eliminating Ghana to set up a last 16 tie against hosts Cameroon.

They will however, go into tonight’s match without a recognised goalkeeper due to Covid-19 and injuries.

The match starts at 9pm but before that, debutants Gambia will be looking to continue with their fairy-tale when they clash against Guinea at 6pm.