Odion Ighalo’s lone goal has helped the Super Eagles to finish 3rd in the Total African Cup of Nations AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
Nigeria has claimed third place in the Africa Cup of Nations thanks to some calamitous defending from opponents Tunisia in Cairo.
Ighalo’s early goal was enough to put the giants of Africa to third place with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia.
Nigeria were presented with the lead when Tunisia goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia and defender Yassine Meriah combined to tee up Ighalo.
Wahbi Khazri looked sharp as Tunisia rallied, and created his side’s best chance when he set up Firas Chaouat for what should have been a simple finish early in the second half.
Chaouat could not take advantage, though, and while Ben Cherifia’s excellent save from Samuel Chukwueze kept Tunisia’s hopes alive, Nigeria had little trouble holding on to their lead.