Tunisia coach Jalel Kadri has sent an apology to the Tunisian people after the Carthage Eagles failed to reach the knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
The North Africans secured a 0-0 draw against South Africa in their final group game to disappointingly crash out as they finished bottom of the group following a simultaneous 0-0 draw in San Pedro between Mali and Namibia which saw Mali finish as the group leaders, Bafana Bafana finish second while Namibia advanced as third best finisher.
“It was clear that the team tried their best. Despite the defeat, we gave it our best. During the first half, we tried but couldn’t break them. We saw some weaknesses in their attack and tried to win. We were not so productive. We had tactical problems in the first game, but we have to take responsibility for this defeat,” said Kadri after the game.
“We apologise to the Tunisian people. Football is like this sometimes. You need luck. In respect of the Tunisian people, we apologies for this result.”