Ighalo secures third place for Super Eagles at the 2019 AFCON against Tunisia with an early goal in the first half.
2019 Africa Cup of Nations
0 – 1
- Ighalo (3′)
Nigeria claimed third place in the Africa Cup of Nations thanks to some calamitous defending from opponents Tunisia in Cairo.
Odion Ighalo was gifted an early goal as Nigeria claimed third place in the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia.
Aiming to maintain their perfect record in AFCON third-place play-offs, 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.