Following Saturday’s Qatar 2022 World Cup CAF play-off draw that will see Nigeria face neighbours Ghana with the ‘Cathage Eagles’ pitted against Mali, thoughts for both sides return to Cameroon and the small matter of a AFCON Round of 16 clash.
Nigeria have two players in the group stage’s best XI, with centre-back William Troost-Ekong and forward Moses Simon both earning plaudits for their early performances.
Augustine Eguavoen’s team were the only side with a 100 per cent winning record in the groups, and now they tackle a Tunisia outfit who only edged through as one of the best third-placed teams, having lost twice already.
These sides are meeting for the sixth time at the Africa Cup of Nations and Tunisia’s only successful AFCON meeting with Nigeria came in 2004, when they progressed via penalties in the semi-finals, going on to win the competition.
Nigeria have won 12 of their last 14 AFCON games (L2), and they start this game as hot favourites.
Nigeria have had more different scorers (6) than any other team so far at this year’s tournament, with Kelechi Iheanacho, Simon, Simon Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi, Troost-Ekong and Umar Sadiq each scoring once.
What time does Nigeria-Tunisia kick off?
The AFCON Round of 16 contest between Nigeria and Tunisia will kick off at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua on Saturday 23 January 2022 at 2 p.m. US (ET) and 11 a.m. US (PT). That’s 8 p.m. CET and 7 p.m. UK time.
Find out what time Nigeria-Tunisia starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.
Where can I watch Nigeria-Tunisia in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the AFCON Round of 16 match:
US: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS XTRA, beIN SPORTS XTRA en Español
UK: SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Football
Find out who is showing Nigeria-Tunisia elsewhere in the world.
Nigeria-Tunisia: live AS USA coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the AFCON Round of 16 clash right here at AS USA. We’ll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action in Garoua as it unfolds.