Msakni :Tunisia are back!

Msakni :Tunisia are back!
Youssef Msakni of Tunisia awarded TOTAL Energies Player of the Matc during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Afcon Finals Last 16 match between Nigeria and Tunisia at Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua, Cameroon on 23 January 2022 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jan 26, 2022. 16:00

Tunisia striker and captain Youssef Msakni believes it would be difficult to stop them if they beat Burkina Faso in this Saturday’s quarterfinal match.

The 31-year-old striker from Al Arabi in Qatar led by example on January 23 when he scored Tunisia’s goal in their 1-0 last 16 victory over Nigeria in Garoua.

Tunisia now play Burkina Faso in the quarterfinals on January 29 hoping to avenge their 2-0 loss they sustained at the same stage of the 2017 edition.


“We will spare no effort to strengthen our chances in this competition as we have always done,” Msakni told Le Temps.

“The good thing is we have never doubted our abilities and that we proved against Nigeria.

“Now we should stay focused to get past Burkina Faso in the next round. We have to impose our way of playing, because when we manage to do that, no team in Africa can stop us.”

The 2004 champions made an unconvincing start in Cameroon after qualifying as one of the four, best third placed sides on 3 points after losing two Group F games.

Tunisia are going into Saturday’s last eight fixture in search of a second straight AFCON semifinal appearance.

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