Nigeria Beat Tunisia To Win AFCON Bronze Medal

Early Ighalo goal secures CAN 2019 bronze for Super Eagles

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Good evening and welcome to our coverage of the third and fourth placed match between Nigeria and Tunisia.

Star Man - He could only manage 45 minutes after suffering an unfortunate hamstring injury at the tail end of the first half, but nevertheless, Odion Ighalo reaffirmed his importance to Rohr's side with a clinical finish.

The Super Eagles were eliminated in the semi-finals of the continental competition on Sunday night, after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Algeria, courtesy of Riyad Mahrez " s stunning last-minute free-kick.

Mikel who is likely going to play his last game for Nigeria in this clash has been ruled out of starting even as there are clamour here in Cairo that he should be given a befitting valedictory honour.

"They are the second highest ranked team in Africa and we are behind them".

Tunisia's semi-final was similarly close, as they were defeated 1-0 by Senegal thanks to a Dylan Bronn own goal in extra time.

Gomes had previously officiated two matches in the competition, including Tunisia's quarter-final win over Ghana. "I have complete confidence in him", Pinnick said, as per All Nigeria Soccer.

"The match confirms what I said about them making progress".

"It was a wonderful match, but we lost it so we are not happy". "We'll try everything we can to finish third".

Nigeria and Tunisia have met 17 times with the Super Eagles recording 5 wins while the Carthage Eagles have 6 wins with 6 games drawn.

Samuel Kalu curled the set-piece towards the top corner which brought a fine save out Ben Cherifiah, who pulled off another save to deny Kalu minutes later as the encounter finished 1-0 in favour of Nigeria. The striker has been involved in 63 per cent of Nigeria's goals in this edition (five of eight).

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