Tunisia beat Mauritania 4-0 to revive Afcon Round of 16 hopes

YAWUNDE, Tunisia revived their hopes of reaching the Round of 16 after beating Mauritania 4-0 in an Africa Cup of Nations fixture at Limbe Stadium on Sunday.

It was Hamza Mathlouthi who put them ahead in the sixth minute before captain Wahbi Khazri grabbed a brace in the eighth and 64th minute and Seifeddine Jaziri sealed the emphatic Group F victory with a wonderful effort in the 66th minute.

Having lost their opening fixture against Mali by a solitary goal and in a controversial manner, Tunisia started the game against the Lions of Chinguetti with urgency and it was not a surprise when they took the deserved lead with only six minutes played.

The win left Tunisia third on three points from two matches while the Gambia, who will later take on Mali, are top of the group with four points.

In the meantime, a stoppage-time clanger from goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangare meant Ivory Coast could only draw 2-2 with Sierra Leone at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Source: Emirates News Agency