Afcon 2017: Tunisia Overpower Zimbabwe to Book Quarterfinal Berth

African cup of Nations 2017
Zimbabwe 2-4 Tunisia

Tunisia sealed a slot into the last eight at the 2017 African cup of Nations after outwitting Zimbabwe in their final Group B game.

The Carthage eagles defeated Zimbabwe 4-2 in the game played at Stade de L’Amitie in Libreville, ambulance Gabon.

Goals from Sliti Naim, Youssef Msakni, Taha Yassine and Wahbi Khazri’s were enough for Tunisia to claim victory while Knowledge Musona and Tendai Ndoro’s goals for Zimbabwe were reduced to consolations.

Tunisia started the better side and took an early lead in the 8th minute through Sliti Naim whose effort was deflected into the net.

The lead was doubled in the 22nd minute with midfielder Youssef Msakni driving a low shot that went past goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuva.

The 2004 winners who were on rampage and completely dominating Zimbabwe stretched the score further through Yasinne Khenissi.

Zimbabwe pulled one back after a quick interplay released Knowledge Musona to score a beauty with 3 minutes to halftime.

However, Tunisia reinstated the gap with Sunderland forward Wahbi Khazri converting from a penalty after a challenge on Khenissi by defender Costa Nhamoinesu inside the penalty area.

Kalisto Pasuwa’s side one more goal after recess through substitute Tendai Ndoro but the score read 4-2 at the end.

Tunisia qualified to the quarterfinals in second position in Group B with six points will take on Burkina Faso who topped group A.


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