AFCON: Tunisia Dismiss Zimbabwe To Secure Quarter-Finals

Tunisia secured their place in the Africa Cup of Nations ,AFCON,quarter-finals as Group B runners-up with an easy win over bottom team Zimbabwe.

Naim Sliti’s deflected shot put Tunisia ahead before Youssef Msakni and Taha Khenissi extended the lead.

Tunisia go on to play Burkina Faso in Gabon’s capital Libreville on Saturday

Knowledge Musona grabbed one back but a Wahbi Khazri penalty restored Tunisia’s three-goal cushion by the break.

Tendai Ndoro prodded in a Zimbabwe counter, before Khenissi hit the post in a wasteful second half.

The 2004 champions go on to play Burkina Faso in Gabon’s capital Libreville on Saturday.

In the group’s other game, a much-changed Senegal, already qualified as group winners, drew 2-2 with Algeria, who finish third and are eliminated.

Senegal, runners-up in 2002, will play Group A runners-up Cameroon in the last eight.

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Tunisia only needed a draw to progress to the knockout stage following their 2-1 victory over Algeria on Thursday.

And the Tunisians were rarely stretched as Zimbabwe failed to conjure anything like the quality of their opening performance, a surprise 2-2 draw against the Algerians, much-fancied before AFCON started.

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