YOUSSEF Msakni's 47th minute strike was enough to give Tunisia a win over the Super Eagles of Nigeria. It was not just any regular win but a win that secured Tunisia in the quarter-final stage of the tournament and sent Nigeria back home.
The Super Eagles gave what we could at least call a good performance right from the beginning of the tournament but could not work out a way through the Tunisian defence despite creating multiple chances and almost finding the back of the net. But, as the saying goes, almost does not kill a bird.
With the Super Eagles out of the tournament, the big question is what is the next step for the players and staff of the team?
With such an unfortunate elimination from the tournament, the Super Eagles of Nigeria owe it to their supporters to ensure they qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
This obviously won't be an easy task as they will be competing against Ghana for a spot in the World Cup. Ghana who have also been eliminated from the AFCON tournament will also be looking to redeem themselves by securing a place in the world cup.
Jose Peseiro who was appointed as the head coach of the Super Eagles will be in charge of the game and would be looking to start on a good note by qualifying Nigeria for the World Cup.