The Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) Round of 16 game between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Tunisia kick off today at Garoua. Nigeria take on Tunisia in the round of 16, as we shall look at how Nigeria will lineup against Tunisia.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria top the group D with maximum 9 points ahead of Pharaohs of Egypt who are behind with 6 points, after they won all their 3 games to accumulate a total of 9 points. In their group which was Group D, Nigeria played against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau.
Tunisia meanwhile, were placed third in their group, but they had to qualify as one of the best losers, after getting only 3 points in their 3 games played.
This game between Nigeria and Tunisia is going to be a tough one, as both nations share some history between themselves.
Ahead of this game, below are some things to take note of.
Nigeria are expected to line-up in their normal 4-4-2 formation, and the following players are expected to start. Maduka Okoye as the goalkeeper; Ola Aina, William Troost Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, and Zaidu Sanusi as the defenders; Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo as the two midfielders; Samuel Chukwueze and Moses Simon as wingers; Taiwo Awoniyi and Kelechi Iheanacho are then expected to start upfront as the strikers.
Nigeria and Tunisia have played against each other, 15 times. Nigeria have won 5 times, Tunisia have won 3 times, and both teams have played a 7 draw.
The date for today AFCON round of 16 match is on Sunday the 23rd of January 2022, and the game will played be at the Stade Omnisport Roumde Adjia in Garoua, Cameroon with the kick-off time at 20:00 GMT (8pm NGA time).
Nigeria 2-1 Tunisia