By Boris Esono Nwenfor
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia have continued their unwanted record – that of missed penalty kicks at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Seifeddine Jaziri missed a penalty for Tunisia at the 45+1mins in their game against the Gambia this Thursday at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium, adding to the miss of Wahbi Khazri on matchday two against Mauritania. This brings to two, the number of kicks that the Tunisians have failed to convert in the competitions so far.
Tunisia have now missed four penalty kicks at the Africa Cup of Nations, with the group stages concluding this Thursday. Only Ghana (10) has taken more in the competition since 2010 than Tunisia (8).
Wahbi Khazri`s miss in their previous game was, however, not felt in their last game against Mauritania as the side ran riot against Mauritania picking up a 4-0 win.
Coach Mondher Kebaier would have hoped the players had rectify their failed penalty attempts but that seems not to be the case. The teams will need to work on this should they be called upon in the latter stages of the competitions where the games will be needed to be decided on penalty kicks.
Both Tunisia and the Gambia have now qualified for the knockout stage after the Gambia stunned Tunisia as the Scorpions continued their fairy-tale run in their first Africa Cup of Nations. The win sees the Gambia finishing second in Group F with 7 points while the 2004 champions Tunisia finished third with 3 points.
The Gambia will now face Guinea in the round of 16 on Monday, January 24 in Baffoussam. Mali who top Group F with 7 points after a victory against Mauritania in their last group game in Douala will face Equatorial Guinea in Limbe on January 26 in the round of 16.
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