After dominating the game in the first half, the Eagles should have grabbed the lead, but they wasted a handful of chances, with Aribo coming close to scoring but couldn’t hit the target.
The Super Eagles kept up their intensity in the second half until Tunisia’s Youssef Msakni broke the deadlock with a right-footed effort from outside the area into the bottom right corner to score the game’s only goal.
The Super Eagles’ woes were compounded when they were reduced to ten men 67 minutes into the game as Alex Iwobi was sent off by the centre referee.
More opportunities came begging, but the Eagles were unable to capitalise or create an impact as all of their efforts were in vain, and the game finished 1-0 in favour of the North African side.
#TeamTunisia are through to Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Finals
Nigeria ?? 0 – 1 ?? Tunisia
— African Soccer Updates (@Africansoccerup) January 23, 2022
Burkina Faso, on the other hand have also qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after defeating Gabon 7-6 on penalties in the Round of 16 match.
After a 1-1 draw at Limbe Stadium on Sunday, the Stallions needed penalties to advance to the final eight of the 33rd edition of the Afcon.