AFCON AFCON 2023: Tunisia were unlucky not to beat Mali – Kadri

Tunisia coach Jalel Kadri has rued missed chances as his side played out to a 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations draw against Mali at Korhogo’s Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly on Saturday.

It was midfielder Hamza Rafia who scored to salvage a point for the Carthage Eagles after Mali had gone ahead through Lassine Sinayoko’s drilled opener to stay on the brink of reaching the last 16.

“The match was very intensive, and we were very involved in all aspects of the game. We were looking for the victory but were unlucky not to get it after playing well for most parts of the game. The two teams were equal and the last 10 minutes were very difficult. We were not looking for a draw, we tried getting the win, but it unfortunately did not happen,” said Kadri as quoted by CAFOnline.

Kadri further added the game was also quite physical but provided a good test ahead of their final group match.

“What we have seen is that we gave good offensive game. They were very physical, and our players got some knocks but that did not stop us, and we continued working hard. Getting a point against Mali is very important and such a tough match is good for us ahead of the final group match.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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