Group E in the Africa Cup of Nations will come to a conclusion this week, with South Africa aiming to secure a spot in the knockout round as they face Tunisia on Wednesday. Mali currently leads the group with four points, ahead of South Africa. Mali can progress with a draw or better against third-placed Namibia in the other match, while Tunisia must win to keep their qualification hopes alive.
South Africa marked their entry into this year’s Africa Cup of Nations with a decisive 4-0 victory against Namibia at the same venue on Sunday evening. Having bounced back from their initial 2-0 defeat to Mali, Bafana Bafana are now in second place. While a draw may be sufficient to progress, they likely aim for another strong performance to secure top spot and a favorable draw in the knockout stage.
Tunisia faces the challenging task of avoiding an early exit from the AFCON. Since 2013, the 2004 champions have consistently advanced beyond the group stage, but they head into the final group-stage match with only one point after the first two games. Despite facing challenges, The Carthage Eagles’ only defeat in the last seven matches across all competitions was the match-day one loss to Namibia. A victory in Wednesday’s crucial encounter could potentially secure a top-two finish.
South Africa’s probable starting lineup
Tunisia’s probable starting lineup
Said, Abdi, Talbi, Meriah, Kechrida, Achouri, Skhiri, Laidouni, Rafia, Jouini, Slimane
|Sao Tome and Principe
South Africa vs Tunisia Live Schedule and Fixture
The Africa Cup of Nations match between South Africa and Tunisia will take place at Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly on Wednesday at 10:30 pm IST.
|South Africa vs Tunisia
|Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly
|Kickoff time in Ivory Coast
|Kickoff time in India
Where to watch South Africa vs Tunisia?
Fans in South Africa can catch the game live on Startimes Sports Network and SuperSport GOtv Football whereas fans in Tunisia can catch the game live on beIN SPORTS Network and fans in India can stream the game on Fancode.
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