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AFCON 2021: Tunisia Promises To Treat Burkina Faso As Strongest Candidate For Title

By Etienne Mainimo

Tunisia Assistant Football coach, Jalel Kadri says, they will treat Burkina Faso as the strongest candidate for the title when they confront them on Saturday January 29 during one of the quarter-finals of the ongoing total Energies Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON in Cameroon.

During a pre-match press conference in Garoua ahead of their clash, Jalel Kadri added that knowing that the match will be difficult, they have to deal with the match appropriately.

“All the teams at the quarterfinals stage are on a same level. The fortitude of the players and specialized staff caused us to conquer the troublesome conditions and we don’t have the extravagance now to give a level lower than the last match.”

“We respect all the teams, and we will treat Burkina Faso as the strongest candidates for the title. We need to think with that mindset to get far. We realize that the match will be difficult in all viewpoints; however, we will manage it properly. I believe in every one of the players and every one of them plays a part in the game.,” he said.

Wahbi Khazri, a midfielders said, “Our weapon and source of strength has always been our collective and victorious spirit. We are happy with what we did against Nigeria, and we will continue to do the same against Burkina Faso.”

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AFCON 2021: Covid-19 Hits Tunisian Team

By Brian Mboh

The Tunisian team taking part in the 33rd edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations is struggling with a Covid-19 scare.

Twelve players of the Carthage Eagles have been tested covid positive . According Lebledparle.com, 16 players had participated in their last training session held on Wednesday. In prelude to their decisive game against the Gambia side.

The news comes as a big blow for Wahbi khazri and mates barely few weeks after picking a controversial one nil edge against Mali.

The Carthage had kick-off the competition on a giant move, by blasting the Mourabitounes by four goals to nil in their first game for the 33rd edition of the TotalErnegies AFCON 2021.

As the competition gets another momentum, a good number of African giants have succeeded in picking a crossover ticket for the 8th finals.

These Nations include, Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon, Malawi and Burkina Faso. Meanwhile, Sudan, Ethiopia,Zimbabwe and Ghana have all been booted out of the tournament.

The battle for the 8th rounds seems to be tough this Thursday, as Ivory Coast clashes with Algeria and Sierra Leone faces Equatorial Guinea in group E at the Japoma bout. Meanwhile, group F will see Mali versus Mauritania at Japoma and Tunisia against Gambia in Limbe.