Tunisia and Nigeria shared the spoils in Friday’s Group C clash at the ongoing 2016 African Nations Championship as the tie between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw
Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh made three changes to his starting line for the game with Chisom Chikatara, Austin Obaroakpo and Usman Mohammed all getting their first starts in Rwanda.
Despite the attacking forays by both teams, the first half failed to produce any goal and the Tunisians were even denied what looked liked a legitimate goal by the match referee at the stroke of half time.
However, seven minutes into the second half, Nigeria went ahead against the run of play and it was Chikatara that broke the deadlock after he was set up by Osas Okoro for his 4th goal of the tournament.
On the hour mark, Prince Aggreh failed to make the most of a through ball by Mohammed that could have seen the Eagles double their lead..
Tunsia danger mar Akaichi came close for the North Africans moments later, but his header was off target in the 63rd minute of explosive action.
Tunisia deservedly drew level twenty minutes from time and it was Akaichi who turned inside the box and scored his third goal of the tournament.
The Carthage Eagles came close to taking the lead, but substitute Kalu Orji cleared it off the line as Tunisia piled on more pressure.
On Tuesday, the Eagles take on Guinea in Gisenyi while Tunisia, on two points, play Niger Republic in Kigali.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) January 22, 2016
How The Two Teams Lined Up
Carthage Eagles: Rami Jeridi, Hamza Mathlouthi, Zied Boughattas, Zied Derbali, Ali Maaloul, Karim Aouadhi, Marouane Tej, Abdelkader Oueslati, Amine Ben Amor, Mohamed Ali Moncer, Ahmed Akaichi
Super Eagles: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Matthew Etim, Chima Akas, Austin Obaroakpo, Stephen Eze (Orji Kalu 46′), Paul Onobi, Ifeanyi Matthew, Osas Okoro, Prince Aggreh (Ezekiel Bassey 81′), Usman Mohammed (Ikechukwu Ibenegbu 71′), Chisom Chikatara