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Nigeria, Tunisia set for round of 16 clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia will clash tonight in the round of 16 of the ongoing 33rd  Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Nigeria and Tunisia are meeting for the sixth time at the Africa Cup of Nations, with four of the previous five matches being played in knock-out rounds.

Nigeria were unbeaten in all five, Winning 3 and Drawing 2, excluding penalty shoot-outs.

Nigeria have won 12 of their last 14 Africa Cup of Nations games Losing 2, winning each of their last four in a row.

Tunisia’s only successful Africa Cup of Nations meeting with Nigeria came in 2004, when, as hosts, they progressed via penalties in the semi-finals after the match finished 1-all.

The Carthage Eagles went on to win the competition that year.

Also, Nigeria have had more different goal scorers (six) than any other team so far at AFCON 2021, with Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Simon Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi, William Troost-Ekong and Umar Sadiq each scoring once.

The Nigeria Tunisia match comes at 8pm at the Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua.

Reporting by Christy Dashe; Editing by Tola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor