The Super Eagles of Nigeria have learnt the team they will be facing in the round-16 of the Africa Cup of Nations and it’s no other than familiar North-African foes Tunisia.

Nigeria topped Group D with nine maximum points having racked up wins against Egypt [1-0], Sudan [3-1] and Guinea-Bissau [2-0].

Umar Sadiq celebrates his goal against Guinea-Bissau

Tunisia on the other hand finished third with three points as their only win was a 4-0 smashing of Mauritania. The rest were 1-0 losses to Mali and Gambia.

However, Mondher Khebaier ‘s men have been decimated with 12 of their players tested positive for Covid.

Tunisia captain Whabi Khazri nets in Tunisia’s 4-0 smashing of Mauritania

This clash will be a repeat of Afcon 2019 Third-place match where Odion Ighalo’s third minute strike made the difference.

Nigeria have met Tunisia four times in the Africa Cup of Nations [2000, 2004,2006 and 2019] winning on three occasions.

The last time Nigeria lost to Tunisia in regular time was 36 years ago [1985]

The Super Eagles have only lost one competitive game [on penalties] against Tunisia in the last 36 years and that was Afcon 2004 Semifinals where Nigeria lost 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Rades.

Full Round of 16 draws

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso vs Gabon ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria vs Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ Guinea vs Gambia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon vs Comoros ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ Senegal vs Cape Verde ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco vs Malawi ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Ivory Coast vs Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali vs Equatorial Guinea ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ

The battle lines have been drawn!

The game will be played at the Stade Roumdรฉ Adija, Garoua, Cameroon on Sunday 23rd January, 2022 with the Kick-off time set for 8:00pm Nigerian time.