12 Tunisian Players To Miss Super Eagles Clash After Testing Positive For Covid-19

12 Tunisian Players To Miss Super Eagles Clash After Testing Positive For Covid-19

The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia will be without 11 players when they take on Nigeria in their second round clash at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

The players tested positive to Covid-19 and have been ruled out of the encounter.


Head coach Mondher Kebaier will also miss the game after contracting the virus.

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Captain Wahbi Khazri, Anis Ben Slimane, Ali Maaloul and Dylan Bronn are among the players who tested positive to the virus.

The other players are; Aissa Laidouni, Ghaylène Chaalali, Ellyes Skhiri , Mohamed Romdhane, Ben Hmida, Aymen Dahmen Yoann Touzgha and Issam Jebali.

First choice goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha is suspended for the game.

Sunday’s encounter will take place at the Roumde Adjia Sadium, Garoua.

By Adeboye Amosu in Garoua

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  • KENNETH 4 months ago

    Game Over before starting

    • @Kenneth,
      I don’t like the news. I want us to beat Tunisia with no excuse from their end.

      • Jide Dola 4 months ago

        Exactly my feeling, for us to play full squad would have been good for our victory. Moreover, this is really affecting the success of AFCON. WE DON’T ALSO WANT TO WIN THE TROPHY PLAYING HALF TEAM. Also playing full team is good for our further improvement as a team, so is not a good news at all.

        • So those that will play are farmers abi? Ask Real Madrid fans, they will tell u they prefer Messi, neymar n mbappe injure or unavailable for there upcoming CL, from 28 take away 11 they still gat able 17players to choose from, trust if reverse is the case, they won’t pity us ooo.

          • Rasaq Lawal 4 months ago

            God will continue to bless you for your comment.

          • TERTIZZYBaba 4 months ago

            thank you for this comment it doesnt matter how we play weather they are at their best or not i just want Nigeria to win every match from now hence forth if the opposite team want they should cut of one leg from each of their players i dont care aslong as Nigeria wil win we just want to win

    • EZOMO 4 months ago


  • Abdul 4 months ago

    That’s sad. Not a good one for Tunisia facing much stronger Super eagles team.

  • My fear is for Tunisia players not to infect our players with Covid.

    Tunisia know that they will surely loose to Nigeria why can’t they just pull out of the competition.

    I heard that all the doctors that are doing the test are Cameroonian. I hope they won’t use the match with Tunisia to start tagging our players with Covid.

    God bless Nigeria

    • Good observation NFF should must be vigilant incase of any pranks from Cameroonian Doctors

  • We have won before the game

  • Olujimi Morgan 4 months ago

    @Godsate, terrific observation. We don’t want the Tunisians to infect our players asm8re of them can test positive after the match. We need to take preventive medication and/or supplementation to minise the risks.

    Praying we perform and score for a victory.

  • Papafem 4 months ago

    I understand that CAF takes COVID19 protocols very serious at this AFCON. Besides, we are yet to hear that any of the players of all the teams that have played Tunisia so far is infected with the virus.

    Howwver , for the safety of others, CAF should have disqualified Tunisia on the account of the number of players infected COVID19 in Cameroon. God has been so faithful that no member of the Nigerian team has tested positive yet.

    I strongly believe that our team will come out clean and we will beat them as well.

  • Depleted Tunisian team very very unlucky with everything in this competition. Eagles should win but they must not be underrated as football is a very funny game.

  • Edoman 4 months ago

    Nigerian players will be okay. No Tunisian player who tested positive will be allowed to play against us. There are still lucky that a player like Amoo and Osimhen or even, Ounachu are not on the field for Nigeria.

  • EZOMO 4 months ago


  • Proudly 9ja 4 months ago

    As much as i see SE winning the match even with a full Tunisian side, i will side on d part of caution. Overconfidence and complacency will set in and a shock 1 goal by Tunisia might derail our plans. God of soccer often has a way of equalizing certain situations. Our boys should approach this game with all seriousness it deserves and never take dia foot off d peddle. They sbhould play dis game like they played against egypt and not let dem any time on d ball. Take advantage of our numerical advantage and make dem work so that they tire out. We pile pressure upon pressure on dem until they crumble but still resolute defensively. Again i see us winning but lets not be complacent and overconfident thinking the covid cases will make dem less competitive, it only takes one mistake on our part (god forbid) and one opportunity on dia part to put san san for our gari. Eguavoen ensure ur team is focused for 120mins and dont underate the tunisians. Our players should continue with dia philosophy of given 110% effort, taking it one game at a time (not looking beyond dis game lije some fans aee saying), work for each other (not being selfish to take all d glory), 110% focus for entire duration. Just my thoughts. Wishing the SE a very succesful outting tomorrow.

  • SE will beat Tunisia on Sunday and I am so sure about it as these are my reasons
    1) SE is the only team in the Afcon that has not conceded a goal from open play while Tunisia has conceded 2 goals from open play.
    2) SE has scored against all it’s opponents so far in the Afcon while Tunisia has scored against only one opponent which is poor Mauritius.
    3) SE is playing on its home turf in Garouha because they have played all their games there and the home fans are behind them unlike Tunisia.
    4) SE has scored first in all the matches they have played so far and Tunisia has not conceded first and won the same game in this Afcon so far.
    5) SE plays the best Brand of football in the Afcon with a very devastating counter attack while Tunisia plays possessive football that in very vonulrable to counter attacks.
    6) SE has the compliment of their full squad while Tunisia has alot of absentees for the game due to Corona virus.
    7) SE has beaten a North African team already in this Afcon while Tunisia has been beaten by 2 west African countries already in this Afcon.
    You see it will take a very big miracle for Tunisia to spring an upset on Sunday except SE experience a very drastic and unexplainable lose of form within this few days to the match……… Tunisia does not stand a chance against SE and you can take my word to the bank and stake on it.

  • Ako AMADI 4 months ago

    May not be true. Could be a trick to make Nigeria relax

  • Comoros we are told has almost all their players infected with the virus including all their goalkeepers so they’re thinking of using an outfield player as goalkeeper. Now Tunisia. The Tunisians are not complaining so why are we drinking Panadol for another person’s headache? As someone said the only concern is that Tunisia should not infect our boys. When did they take the Vaccine? These are the [people who are listening to conspiracy theories and delay in taking the Vaccine.
    It may even be a decor. They want us to relax our momentum. I don’t think Nigeria will fall for that.