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Afcon 2021: Big Match Stats Pack - Tunisia vs Nigeria

15:47 GMT+3 22/01/2022
Hamza Mathlouthi Tunisia vs Mauritania Africa Cup of Nations 2021
GOAL brings you the facts and stats ahead of the Round of 16 match between the Super Eagles and the Carthage Eagles in Garoua on Sunday

  • Samuel Chukwueze Kelechi Iheanacho Nigeria Afcon 2022

    Form

    The Carthage Eagles have won just one of their last four games in all competitions (losing three) while Augustine Eguavoen Nigeria maintain a six-game unbeaten streak (five victories, one draw), having started the tournament with back-to-back wins.

  • Anis Ben Slimane of Tunisia, Yusupha Bobb and Noah Sonko Sundberg of Gambia, January 2022

    Afcon Record

    The Tunisians are making their 20th appearance on the Afcon stage in Cameroon and they have won the diadem once when they hosted the rest of Africa in 2004.

    Meanwhile, the Super Eagles are three-time champions and they are playing in their 19th Afcon finals.

  • Nigeria fans

    Fifa Ranking

    According to the latest ranking in December, Tunisia are 30th in the world and they are fourth on the continent.
    Nigeria – three-time African champions - on the other hand, are ranked 36th on the global standings and fifth in Africa.

  • Tunisia vs Mali.

    Carthage Eagles’ poor penalty stat

    Tunisia have missed more penalties (five) than any other team at the Africa Cup of Nations since 2010 when Angola hosted the continent.

    This is a big worry for the North Africans who could be bundled out of the tournament in case the match is decided by kicks from the penalty spot.

  • Wahbi Khazri, Tunisia, Afcon 2021

    Khazri can inspire Tunisia vs Nigeria

    Wahbi Khazri has been directly involved in six of Tunisia’s last 11 goals (55%) at the Africa Cup of Nations, scoring four and registering two assists. Indeed, no player has been involved in more Afcon goals for the Eagles of Carthage than the 30-year-old (6), since his debut in the competition in South Africa 2013.

  • Moses Simon

    Moses Simon factor

    The Super Eagles winger has 15 successful take-ons at the ongoing tournament, which is more than five entire teams that ideally play with 10 outfield players at once. The Nantes star has been an integral part of Augustine Eguavoen’s squad and he could make a huge difference on Sunday.

  • Super Eagles, Nigeria

    Super Eagles’ intimidating Afcon record

    Nigeria have won 12 of their last 14 Africa Cup of Nations matches – with two defeats, including three in this year’s tournament so far. Also, they have not lost in the Round of 16 of the biennial African showpiece since it was increased to 24 teams in 2019.