2013 AFCON champions, Nigeria head into Sunday’s game unbeaten in each of their last six outings across all competitions, claiming five wins and one draw since a October’s 1-0 loss against Central African Republic in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Meanwhile, the Tunisia squad was ravaged with multiple COVID-19 cases ahead of the game against Gambia last time out, with seven plays testing positive for the virus including captain Khazri, who scored two goals in the 4-0 win over Mauritania last Sunday.
In the absence of the Saint-Etienne man, Seifeddine Jaziri was handed his second consecutive start of the tournament and the Zamalek forward could lead the line once again.
If there is no positive news regarding the COVID-19 cases in the Eagles of Carthage camp in time for Sunday’s game, the trio of Aissa Laidouni, Ellyes Skhiri and Anis Ben Slimane will be tasked with winning the midfield battle for the second game running.
Nigeria possible starting lineup:
Okoye; Sanusi, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina; Ndidi, Aribo; Simon, Iheanacho, Chukwueze; Awoniyi
Tunisia possible starting lineup:
Said; Mathlouthi, Ifa, Talbi, Abdi; Slimane, Skhiri, Laidouni; Mejbri, Rafia, Jaziri
Nigeria 2-0 Tunisia
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