AFCON: Nigerians react as Tunisia crash out of tournament

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Reactions have begun trailing the exit of Tunisia from the 2021 AFCON after the team suffered a 1-0 defeat in the hands of Burkina Faso in the quarter finals on Saturday.

Burkina Faso booked their place in the semi-finals with a first half stoppage time goal from 19-year-old Dango Ouattara.

Ouattara waltzed through challenges before hitting a deflected strike past Bechir Ben Said in the Tunisia goal.

Ouattara’s eventful game did not end there, however, as he was initially shown a yellow card for a blatant foul 10 minutes from time. VAR intervened, and the referee sent the teenager off.

That left Tunisia with a man advantage to try and get an equaliser, but Burkina Faso held firm to deny them any chance of progression.

The winner of Senegal vs surprise package Equatorial Guinea awaits Burkina Faso in the semi-finals, with Egypt, Morocco or Cameroon the final opponent should they get that far.

Nigerians have begun making fun of Tunisia on Twitter after the Super Eagles of Nigeria lost to Tunisia with the same scoreline in the Round of 16.