Tunisia clinch African Nations Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

Tunisia's 2-1 win over Morocco today gave them their first ever African Nations Cup title.

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Tunisia's 2-1 win over Morocco today gave them their first ever African Nations Cup title. Tunisia got the lead early on with Silva dos Santos scoring his fourth goal of the tournament, after just five minutes with a close range header but, seven minutes from half-time, Youssef Mokhtari pulled Morocco level to also register his fourth goal of the competition. However, Ziad Jaziri then scored what proved to be Tunisia's winner in the 52nd minute after a dreadful error by Morocco goalkeeper Khalid Fouhami who spilled a sharp drive from Jose Clayton to present Jaziri with the goal. The victory also handed French coach Roger Lemerre his second continental crown to add to the European championship he won with France in 2000 as the Carthage Eagles buried the misery of two previous final defeats in 1965 and 1996. Tunisia went into the match without captain Khaled Badra who was suspended after picking up a second yellow card in the semi-final win against Nigeria. (With wire inputs)

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