Nigeria have been one of the spectacular sides up to now at this yr’s Africa Cup of Nations. Wins over Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau noticed them qualify for the knockout phases with most factors – the one facet to take action.
Within the final 16, they arrive up towards a Tunisia facet who solely certified for the knockout phases by advantage of their win over Mauritania. Defeats to Mali and Gambia imply they’re seemed upon as one of many weakest sides left within the competitors.
There’s a robust English-based presence within the Nigeria facet – with Leicester pair Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, Everton’s Alex Iwobi, Watford’s William Troost-Ekong and West Brom’s Semi Ajayi all common starters for the Tremendous Eagles.
They need to have greater than sufficient to come back by means of this one and e book their place within the quarter-finals. However with Ghana and defending champions Algeria crashing out within the group stage, something is feasible at this yr’s match.
Right here’s all that you must know forward of the day’s huge conflict and the opposite fixtures on Sunday.
When is the match?
Nigeria vs Tunisia kicks off at 7pm GMT on Sunday, 23 January 2022.
The place can I watch it?
This match can be proven reside on Sky Sports activities Combine. It can even be broadcast on BBC Crimson Button and will be streamed through the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport web site.
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At this time’s full checklist of AFCON video games
Burkina Faso vs Gabon – 4pm (Sky Sports activities Sky Sports activities Combine, BBC Crimson Button)
Nigeria – 5/7
Draw – 11/4
Tunisia – 31/5
Newest odds to win AFCON
Cameroon – 4/1
Senegal – 4/1
Nigeria – 9/2
Morocco – 13/2
Ivory Coast – 7/1
Mali – 10/1
Egypt – 12/1
Tunisia – 20/1
Nigeria come into this one because the overwhelming favourites and may have the firepower to swat Tunisia apart. 2-0 Nigeria.
Source: The Impartial