Tunisia Coach Brags After Winning Against Nigeria, Reveals Tactics on How They Stopped Super Eagles

Tunisia Coach Brags After Winning Against Nigeria, Reveals Tactics on How They Stopped Super Eagles

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Mondher Kebaier has opened up on how Tunisia stopped Nigeria from progressing to the quarter-finals in the ongoing 2021 AFCON
  • Youssef Msakni second-half strike was enough for the Carthage Eagles to seal qualification into the last eight
  • Tunisia have progressed to the quarter-finals of the AFCON for a fourth consecutive time

Following Tunisia’s impressive Round of 16 triumph against Nigeria, head coach of the Carthage Eagles Mondher Kebaier has revealed the master plan for the victory against the Super Eagles.

Youssef Msakni's second-half strike sealed a 1-0 for Tunisia in the second round fixture as the North Africans sealed a fourth consecutive quarter-final berth in the ongoing AFCON.

The Super Eagles were tagged favourites heading into the fixture but were largely subdued in the game with the West Africans failing to register a shot on target all through the round of 16 encounter.

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Mondher Kebaier has explained how Tunisia was able to neutralize the threats of Moses Simon and Samuel Chukwueze. Photo by Issouf Sanogo
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However, according to a report via The Vanguard, Tunisia coach, Mondher Kebaier has now opened up on how his team stopped Nigeria from progressing to the quarter-finals.

Mondher Kebaier during the post-match conference as reported via Complete Sports disclosed that Tunisia had done a comprehensive study of the Super Eagles strength and fine-tuned the best tactics to counter her wing play. He said:

“Today we came up with tactics to put pressure on the Nigerian wingers because they are very dangerous. And we also know they have difficulties when they lose the ball."

Tunisia will next play against Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals of the 2021 AFCON while the Super Eagles next fixture is the World Cup playoffs against arch-rivals Ghana in March.

Okocha blames Eagles' loss on poor tactics

Earlier Sportsbrief reported Nigeria legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha has hyped praise on the Tunisian technical crew as he believes they outsmarted the Nigerian bench in the AFCON Round of 16 encounter saw the North Africans progress to the Quarter-finals.

The Carthage Eagles defeated Nigeria 1-0 to progress to the quarter-finals after Youssef Msakni long-range effort blasted past Maduka Okoye in goal with the Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper caught napping.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..