AFCON 2021: Nigeria to play Tunisia in Round of 16 as CAF releases knockout stage fixtures


Nigeria is set to play Tunisia on Sunday in the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations being held in Cameroon.

This was confirmed on Thursday, following the completion of all group games in the competition.

Tunisia, who lost to Gambia 1-0 on Thursday, booked their place to the knockout phase as one of the four third-placed countries.

On the other hand, the Super Eagles topped their group, claiming the maximum nine points after winning all three matches.

The Super Eagles will stay in Garoua to play third-placed team Tunisia in the last 16 on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Egypt, who finished second in Nigeria’s group will have to step up and beat Ivory Coast for a place in the Quarter-Finals.

Cape Verde will take on Sadio Mane’s Senegal in Bafoussam on January 25, while Malawi will meet Morocco on the same day in Yaounde after reaching the knockout rounds for the first time.

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The full fixtures:

23 JAN
Burkina Faso v Gabon – 17:00
Nigeria v Tunisia – 20:00

24 JAN
Guinea v Gambia – 17:00
Cameroon v Comoros – 20:00

25 JAN
Senegal v Cape Verde – 17:00
Morocco v Malawi – 20:00

26 JAN
Ivory Coast v Egypt – 17:00
Mali v Equatorial Guinea – 20:00


29 JAN
Guinea or Gambia v Cameroon or Comoros, Douala, 17:00

Burkina Faso or Gabon v Nigeria or Tunisia, Garoua, 20:00

30 JAN

Ivory Coast or Egypt v Morocco or Malawi, Yaounde (Olembe), 17:00

Senegal or Cape Verde v Mali or Equatorial Guinea, Douala, 20:00



Burkina Faso, Gabon, Nigeria or Tunisia v Senegal, Cape Verde, Mali or Equatorial Guinea, Douala, 20:00


Guinea, Gambia, Cameroon or Comoros v Ivory Coast, Egypt, Morocco or Malawi, Yaounde (Olembe), 20:00

Third place


Losing semi-finalists, Yaounde (Ahmadou Ahidjo), 17:00


Winning semi-finalists, Yaounde (Olembe), 20:00


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