Saad Bguir of Tunisia (second from right)| embraced by teammates after scoring during the 2016 CHAN football match between Niger and Tunisia at the Stade de Kigali in Kigali, Rwanda on 26 January 2016 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Tuesday Jan 26, 2016. 17:55
Welcome to the live coverage of the final round of Group C games at CHAN 2016 where Niger take on Tunisia at the Stade Régional Nyamirambo in Kigali, kick-off is at 16h00 CAT.
Both teams can still qualify for the knockout stages. A draw could be enough for Tunisia, but Niger will need a victory to stand any chance of progression. Tunisia and Niger supporters will be keeping a keen eye on what's happening in Gisenyi where Nigeria tackle Guinea; the West African teams are not guaranteed a place in the next round as yet and will need a win to guarantee their spot in the quarter-finals. This is effectively a knockout game for all four teams, exciting stuff!
Full-Time: Niger 0-5 Tunisia! Tunisia are into the next round alongside Guinea. Nigeria and Niger OUT!
90+1' - GOAL! Essifi
puts the icing on the cake, slipping the ball under the onrushing keeper!
Double substitution for Niger: Ali Saidou replaces Elh Tijani; Koudize on for Mossi Issa
81' - ITS A ROUT!
Corner-kick played to Ben Amor
who curls his shot into the top left hand corner - WHAT A STRIKE.
78' - GOAL! Akaichi
with the knockout blow! Rounds the Niger goalkeeper before sticking the ball in the back of the net.
74' - RED!
Youssouf Oumarou Alio receives a second yellow card and is off.
Final substitution for Tunisia. Derbali replaces goal scorer Bguir.
Not the same intensity by either side in the second stanza thus far. Niger need a goal quickly if they were to harbour any hopes of progression; with Guinea leading Nigeria that looks very unlikely...
63' - Essifi replaces Moncer
58' - Moctar and Dela Sakou
56' - CHANCE!
Free header for Mossi
, but Jeridi
is well positioned to gather with ease.
52' - Moctar replaces Seyni
who was guilty of missing a few chances in the first-half.
49' - Mossi
gets up well, but sends his header attempt just wide! Good chance for Niger.
Early chance for Tunisia through Ben Amor
who forces the goalkeeper into a good save.
The Ethiopian Referee gets the second-half underway
45+2' - Half-Time:
Niger 0-2 Tunisia
43' - Tunisia sub:
Khalil replaces Oueslati
39' - GOAL GOAL! Bguir
with another sharp finish. Captain Maaloul
picks out the unmarked Esperance forward who finishes with aplomb; firing into the roof of the net.
37' - Seyni
with another miss! Adebayor
with a delightful ball into the area, Seyni
Things have calmed down a tad following a frantic opening half-hour.
At the other end Niger continue to create chances, Seyni
the last to squander a gold opportunity - heading over from close range.
28' - CHANCE! Akaichi
picks out Bguir
who's diving shot is well saved by Ayouba; good save.
26' -Adebayor picks out Seyni
who as a clear sight of goal, but the assistants flag is raised.
Oumarou Alio (Niger) cautioned for a nasty challenge.
Another corner-kick for Niger comes to nothing, they have been the better side but still find themselves a goal down.
Niger coming hard at Tunisia as they go in search of the equaliser, Tunisia content to sit back and hit the Menas on the counter for the time being.
10' - Shehu
bursts down the left flank before firing in a shot-cum-cross which rattles the side-netting, open start to the game.
5' - GOAL! Tunisia's
first attack leads to a goal. Quick counter opens space for Bguir
who fires home with a left-footed shot from the edge of the area - keeper should have done better in all honesty.
Successive corner-kicks for Niger, shouts for a penalty, but the referee waves away their claims.
Neat interplay by Niger leads to a corner-kick, Yassine
with a timely clearance. Adebayor plays it in, but Jeridi
is up to the task.
The North Africans in all red attacking the goal to the right, Niger in white with a splash of orange and green playing from right to left.
Tunisia get the game underway in Kigali
Ayouba; Shehu, Dankwae Kofi, Katkore Amadou, Elh Tijani (Ali Saidou 84'), Alio, Dela Sakou, Adamou Issa, Mossi Issa (Koudize 84'), Zakari Adebayor Adje, Seyni (Moctar 52')
: Rami Jeridi; Hamza Mathlouthi, Yassine Meriah, Zied Boughattas, Ali Maaloul, Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Abdelkader Oueslati (Khalil 43'), Marouane Tej, Saad Bguir (Derbali 73'), Mohamed Ali Moncer (Essifi 63'), Ahmed Akaichi