Tunisia maintains perfect start in WCQ

Edwin  - CEO June 5, 2024
Updated 2024/06/06 at 9:25 PM
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Edges past Equatorial Guinea in Tunis



Tunisia maintained their perfect start to the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea in Tunis on Wednesday, CAFonline reports.

In a tightly-contested Group H encounter at the Hammadi Al-Aqrabi Stadium, Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane’s 82nd-minute penalty proved the difference as the Carthage Eagles secured their third consecutive win.

Despite Equatorial Guinea dominating large portions of the match, Tunisia’s experience ultimately prevailed, allowing them to claim all three points and cement their position at the top of the group standings.

The visitors came agonizingly close to securing their first points of the campaign but were ultimately undone by Ben Ramadan’s cool finish from the spot.

Tunisia, who had earlier dispatched Malawi and Sao Tome and Principe, squandered several chances to extend their lead in the closing stages, but their wastefulness mattered little in the end as they held on for a crucial victory.

With nine points from three matches, the Carthage Eagles hold a two-point advantage over second-placed Namibia, whom they face in a crucial clash on Sunday.

For Tunisia, the win will provide a much-needed boost after their disappointing showing at the 2023 TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, where they exited at the group stage without a victory.

As they continue their pursuit of a seventh World Cup appearance and third in succession, the Carthage Eagles will take confidence from their resolute performance against a determined Equatorial Guinea outfit.


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