Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Idah Peterside, has said Nigeria lost 1-0 to Tunisia at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) because they didn’t utilize their opportunity at the beginning of the match.
Peterside said this during an interview on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily on Monday.
Tunisia eliminated Nigeria from the 2021 AFCON round of 16 tie on Sunday night at the Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua, Cameroon, thanks to Youssef Msakni’s only goal of the match.
“We should have won that game [Nigeria vs Tunisia],” Peterside said.
“We were on the better side. We didn’t do what we should have done at the beginning of the game.
“They gave us so much rest and we should have utilized that opportunity. The game was a little bit slow. Tunisian players tried to slow it down; they knew we were quicker and better. We should have gotten that first goal and things would have changed.
“Tactically, they were superior. They knew what they wanted to do. They slowed down the game and frustrated us. They knew our strength was from the left.”