AFCON: Iwobi sent off as Tunisia lead 1-0

Alex Iwobi

Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi has been sent off after a heavy challenge on a Tunisian opponent in the Round of 16 clash on Sunday at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.

Iwobi was shown a red card in the 66th minute after a VAR check upgraded the yellow card he was earlier given for the tackle.

The Everton midfielder had only replaced Kelechi Iheanacho, who was on a yellow card himself, in the second half.

Both teams ended the first half goalless with Nigeria controlling 56 per cent of possession.

Youssef M’Sakni, however, put Tunisia ahead on the start of the second half with a shot from outside the box which beat Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.