AFCON 2021: Tunisia Coach, 12 Players To Miss Eagle Tie For Contacting COVID-19

LAGOS JANUARY 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Tunisian coach Mondher Kebaier and twelve players will miss the Group-16 clash with the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday after contracting COVID-19.

Kebaier was absent during the pre-match press conference on Saturday at the media centre of the Roumdje Adjia Stadium, Garoua.

Jalal Al-Qadri, Tunisia’s assistant coach, addressed journalists during the press conference.

He said Wahbi Khazri, captain of the Carthage Eagles, and eleven others have contracted COVID-19 and will not be available for the game.

Tunisia qualified for the round of 16 after finishing as one of the four best losers in the group stage.

They won their first game 4-0 against Mauritania and lost their remaining two matches.

The Carthage Eagles last met the Nigerian side during the third-place game at the 2019 AFCON in Cairo, Egypt.

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