Afcon 2019: Nigeria Beat Tunisia To Finish Third Place

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria

By Ikechukwu Chidiebere Okoli

It’s no longer News that The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia 1-0 to finish third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) holding in Egypt.

A 3rd-minute goal from striker Odion Ighalowas enough to secure bronze for Nigeria.

Ighalo who came off with a suspected hamstring injury at the end of the first half finished the tournament with five goals.

Tunisia had a chance to respond to Nigeria’s goal almost immediately after Ola Aina fouled Wahbi Khazri but the Saint-Etienne forward’s effort was blocked.

Villareal’s Samuel Chukwueze had a chance to score the second goal for the Super Eagles but the forward’s curling long-range effort was brilliantly finger-tipped by goalkeeper Cherifia for a corner-kick.

Tunisia looked brighter towards the closing stages of the game but the Super Eagles did enough to hold on for their seventh Afcon bronze medal.

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