Giresse: Tunisia will live to fight another day

Giresse: Tunisia will live to fight another day
Tunisia players dejected during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Semifinals match between Senegal and Tunisia at the 30 June Stadium, Cairo on the 14 July 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Monday Jul 15, 2019. 15:00

Tunisia head coach Alaine Giresse congratulated his counterpart Aliou Cisse after his side's defeat to Senegal on Sunday.

The Carthage Eagles succumbed to a narrow 1-0 defeat to the Lions of Teranga in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final match in Egypt.

Tunisian defender Dylan Bronn scored an own goal in extra time which handed Senegal a slim win.

French tactician Giresse reflected on the defeat and congratulated Senegalese tactician Cisse.

"This was a tough game and would have gone either way," Giresse said.

"I want to congratulate Senegal and Cisse because of what they have achieved.

"For us we will fight another day. This is the beauty of football."

Tunisia will now take on Nigeria in the third-place play-off encounter at the Al Salam Stadium in Egypt on Wednesday.

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