Tunisia abruptly ended the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) run by scoring two minutes into the second half.
A shot from Youssef Msakni gave the Carthage Eagles the lone goal in the game and put an end to what started off as an inspiring campaign for the Super Eagles, having won all their three games at the group stage of the competition.
The goal came after Msakni’s shot from outside the 18-yard box was poorly parried into the net by Nigeria’s goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye.
Super Eagles had faced a tough challenge in the first half of their encounter against Tunisia at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
A cagey opening controlled by Nigeria became tough in the 21 minutes as the Tunisian attackers put pressure on Nigeria’s defenders.
Moses Simon and Kelechi Iheanacho failed to sparkle as they barely got a chance on the pitch this evening in the game.
The second half of the match also recorded a yellow, and red card for one of Nigeria’s players, Alex Iwobi.
The game ended in favour of Tunisia 1 and Nigeria 0.
Simon played a major role when the Super Eagles won their group matches against Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau.