Afcon 2019: Nigeria Beat Tunisia To Finish Third | Nigeria News
Connect with us


Sports

Afcon 2019: Nigeria Beat Tunisia To Finish Third

Published

super eagles

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 Ighalo was 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.


Download Naija News App.   Advertise with us.   Send us enquiries and press releases.


Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.