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CHAN 2016 facts file: Tunisia vs Nigeria – Eagles do battle

The Super Eagles are set to do battle with the Carthage Eagles in the second group game for both sides in the ongoing CHAN 2016. Nigeria thrashed Niger 4-1 in their opener while there was a four-goal thriller in the other game as Tunisia and Guinea shared the points.

SoccerNet Nigeria previews all the facts that make this encounter an exciting show to look forward to.

#1 The Carthage Eagles won the second edition of the tournament in 2011, in only their first appearance at the competition. They defeated Angola 3-0 in the finals hosted in Sudan. Nigeria has never won the competition but the home-based Super Eagles secured third place in their debut appearance in 2014 in South Africa.

#2 After Round 1 of matches, Group C, which has Nigeria, Niger, Tunisia, and Guinea has witnessed the most goals scored at the 2016 CHAN. Nine goals by five different goalscorers make Group C the most entertaining group to watch.

#3 Nigeria’s 4-1 triumph over Niger Republic in Group C’s Match Day 1 is presently the biggest win recorded.

#4 All four teams in Group C have scored at least one goal each, meaning it is the Group that has not kept any clean sheet so far at the tourney.

#5 Interestingly, the three top goalscorers in the competition are all in Group C. Nigeria’s Chisom Chikatara lead the pack with 3 goals, closely followed by Tunisia’s Ahmed Akaïchi, and Guinea’s Alsény Camara who both have 2 goals each.

#6 Nigeria and Tunisia have never met at any stage of the CHAN competition until now.  


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