The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia had made it through to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-finals for the first time since winning the trophy on home soil in 2004.
Tunisia coach Alain Giresse admits his players could struggle to regroup for the third place match against Nigeria following their 1-0 loss against Tunisia.
“I believe this is going to be a psychologically tough encounter because we are not over that defeat from Senegal yet,” Giresse said at a press conference.
“This is football and we understand the whole team disappointment – but we have to forget that and focus on Nigeria game.”
The game between Nigeria and Tunisia will take place on Wednesday night.