Tunisia’s journey in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) came to an end in a goalless draw against South Africa, sealing their exit alongside Ghana and Algeria. Tunisia needed a victory against South Africa to secure a spot in the last 16 but fell short in a match with few clear chances. Substitute Haythem Jouini’s late header, which went over the bar, was Tunisia’s closest opportunity to progress.
The goalless draw ensured South Africa’s qualification for the knockout stage, finishing second in Group E. The result also means South Africa will face the winner of Group F, potentially Morocco, in the next Tuesday’s match. Meanwhile, Namibia and Mali also played to a 0-0 draw in the same group, contributing to Tunisia’s elimination from the competition.