The Super Eagles take to the pitch against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, and they have received support from a Premier League icon
Former Manchester United and Three Lions talismanic defender Rio Ferdinand has shown support for the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of their round of 16 clash against Tunisia.
Nigeria lock horns with the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia as they look to secure their spot in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The Super Eagles have the upper hand, especially in recent times, beating them at the 2019 AFCON to secure bronze in the third-place match.
The Tunisians are also short staffed, as twelve of their players, including their star man Wahbi Khazri, have been ruled out of the tie due to Covid-19.
Ahead of the game tonight, the former Manchester United’s record signing and England legend took to Twitter to show support for the three-time AFCON Champions.
Let’s gooooo 🇳🇬 #SoarSuperEagles https://t.co/heiKIVZt6H
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) January 23, 2022
The game between the two sides kicks off at 8 pm at the Roumde Adjia Stadium.