Nigeria CRASH OUT of AFCON in last-16 with Alex Iwobi sent off in shock defeat to Tunisia

Nigeria CRASH OUT of AFCON in last-16 with Alex Iwobi sent off in shock defeat to Tunisia


Nigeria 0-1 Tunisia: Super Eagles CRASH OUT of AFCON in last-16 as Youssef Msakni’s second-half strike sends them home… with Everton’s Alex Iwobi sent off in shock defeat

  • Nigeria were one of the favourites to win AFCON but have been knocked out
  • Youssef Msakni scored the only goal as Tunisia beat the Super Eagles 1-0
  • Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi was sent off just five minutes after coming on as a substitute
  • Tunisia will now face Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals next weekend











Tunisia have caused an upset in the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Nigeria 1-0 in the round of 16. 

The Super Eagles were one of the favourites to win the tournament, but have crashed out following Youssef Msakni’s strike from outside of the box early in the second half. 

Nigeria’s woes were compounded when Everton winger Alex Iwobi was shown a straight red card (after a VAR review) for a dangerous challenge on goalscorer Msakni just five minutes after coming on as a substitute. 

Full match report to follow. 

Tunisia's Youssef Msakni (left) was the matchwinner as the Eagles of Carthage beat Nigeria

Tunisia’s Youssef Msakni (left) was the matchwinner as the Eagles of Carthage beat Nigeria

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