AFCON 2019 – Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo netted the only goal as Nigeria ran away with a 1-0 win against Tunisia in the third-place match at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The 30-year-old forward, who is now the tournament’s top scorer with five goals, was gifted an easy tap-in following a Tunisian defensive mix-up at the Al Salam Stadium.
Jamilu Collins’ cross from the left was poorly parried by goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifa against the legs of defender Yassine Meriah.
The defender tried to stop it from going over the line before Ighalo pounced to give Nigeria a third minute lead.
It proved a costly blunder for Tunisia, who lost Sunday’s semi-final in extra time to Senegal in similar circumstances.
Ben Cherifa attempted to make up for his error with some good saves in the second half.
He first denied Samuel Chukwueze’s left-footed shot just after the hour mark, before saving two efforts from substitute Samuel Kalu in stoppage time.
Nigeria, who dominated the game, have now won the bronze medal at eight different Cup of Nations’ tournaments.
Algeria play Senegal in the 2019 AFCON final match in Cairo on Friday.
Hushpuppi celebrates reaching 2 million followers on Instagram
Dubai based big boy, Hushpuppi has expressed excitement as he celebrates reaching 2 million followers on Instagram where he flaunts...
Islamic poet dares actress Etinosa to use the Quran as ashtray
An Islamic poet has dared Etinosa Idemudia to make do her threat to use the Quran as an ashtray just...
Australia’s James Bond boasts about bedding more than 1000 women
Australia’s one and solely James Bond, George Lazenby, now 80, has boasted about bedding a thousand girls in his 007...
Actress Nneoma Okoro reveals what Ramsey Nouah did the day she tried to seduce him
Budding Nollywood actress, Nneoma Okoro, recently shared her encounter when made to act a romantic scene with her idol, Ramsey...
- Open Heaven 6 December 2019 – The Great Advocate December 6, 2019
- Rhapsody of Realities 6 December 2019 – We’re Not Mere Humans December 6, 2019
- Our Daily Bread 6 December 2019 – Gifts from Above December 5, 2019
- Andrew Wommack Devotional 6 December 2019 – Where’s Your Focus? December 5, 2019
- Billy Graham Devotional 6 December 2019 – Relying on Grace December 5, 2019