Hannibal's Tunisia set up AFCON last-eight tie

Monday 24 January 2022 12:20

Tunisia - the national side featuring Manchester United youngster Hannibal - have set up an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final date with Burkina Faso.

The Reds midfielder, who started the country's first game at the tournament, was an unused substitute as the Eagles of Carthage knocked out Nigeria, one of the favourites to win the trophy.

Youssef Msakni scored the only goal of the game with a fine 47th-minute strike. Nigeria's hopes of hitting back were hampered when Everton's Alex Iwobi was sent off, only seven minutes after coming off the bench, for a challenge on Msakni. The original yellow card was upgraded to a red after a VAR review.

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Burkina Faso beat Gabon in a penalty shoot-out to reach the last eight, after the game finished 1-1.

Bertrand Traore opened the scoring in the first half, after missing a penalty, but Gabon levelled through an Adama Guira own-goal in stoppage time, despite being down to 10 men as Sidney Obissa was sent off.

The quarter-final tie will take place on Sunday 30 January at 16:00 GMT.

Eric Bailly's Ivory Coast will hope to also progress to the next stage of the tournament but they face a tough test against Mo Salah's Egypt on Wednesday.

The midweek round-of-16 encounter takes place at 16:00 GMT, with the victors due to play Morocco or Malawi on Saturday at 19:00 GMT.