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African giants knocked out of AFCON 2021

Nigeria are out of AFCON 2021. The team that many thought were favourites to win the tournament was knocked out of the tournament by Tunisia.

The 47th minute strike by Youseff Msakni was enough to send the Super Eagles packing. Despite Tunisia having an outbreak of Covid 19 amongst their camp, they managed to beat Nigeria with as many as 10 first team players absent and their manager on isolation. Nigeria tried to match the play but they found themselves in more trouble when Alex Iwobi was shown a red card barely 5 minutes after been subbed on.

The elimination of Nigeria from the tournament caught many by surprise. The elimination leaves the hosts Cameroon as the favourites to win the tournament but from what has been witnessed through out the group stages and knock out stages so far, there is no big team or small team. All the teams are equal and any of them has the potential to win the tournament.

The other team that has qualified for the quarter finals is Burkina Faso who are set to face Tunisia to battle for a slot in the semi finals. The last time Tunisia beat Nigeria in the knock out stages, they proceeded to win the title. Will this be case again this year?

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