AFCON 2021: Tunisia’s coach, 12 players to miss Nigeria’s match after testing positive for COVID-19

Barely 24 hours to the AFCON 2021 round 16 match between Nigeria and Tunisia, the head coach of the opposing team and at least 12 players tested positive for COVID-19.

This was disclosed at a pre-match briefing on Saturday, by Tunisia’s assistant coach, Jalal Al-Qadri.

He noted the players and the coach will miss the game against Nigeria.

The players are Wahbi Khazri, the captain who scored twice in their 4-0 win over Mauritania, Aissa Laidouni, Dylan Bronn, Ghaylène Chaalali, Ellyes Skhiri, Anis Ben Slimane, Mohamed Romdhane, Ali Maâloul, Ben Hmida, Aymen Dahmen Yoann Touzgha and Issam Jebali.

The Super Eagles are the only unbeaten team in the competition.

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Meanwhile, African contenders to represent the continent in the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 knew the fate of their upcoming opponents when the draw for the Third and Final Round of the African Qualifiers was held on Saturday.

The draw held in Douala, Cameroon was conducted by CAF Competitions Director Samson Adamu, assisted by CAF legends El Hadji Diouf and Emmanuel Adebayor.

Following are the encounters, set for next March.

(The first leg will be on the first mentioned side)

Egypt v Senegal

Cameroon v Algeria

Ghana v Nigeria

DR Congo v Morocco

Mali v Tunisia

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