In what is clearly a major setback to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, key players and the head coach, Mondher Kebaier, will be missing when they take on the Super Eagles at the Roumdje Adjia Stadium, Garoua, Cameroon, on Sunday.
Nigeria and Tunisia will meet in round 16 of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, on Sunday.
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At a pre-match briefing on Saturday, Tunisia’s assistant coach, Jalal Al-Qadri, said at least 12 players in the Tunisian had tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the game against Nigeria.
Kebaier did not attend Saturday’s pre-match press conference.
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.