Early Ighalo goal secures CAN 2019 bronze for Super Eagles


Nigeria has just one win in six previous matches against Tunisia with both teams playing out five draws. But nonetheless, those in the present set-up are expected to do their best to get victory on Wednesday in Cairo.

Ighalo is credited to have score 79% of Nigeria's goals at the 2019 AFCON.

Tunisia went 2-0 up inside 16 minutes when they met 19 years ago, only for Nigeria to emerge 4-2 winners in Lagos, including a brace from former Paris Saint-Germain and Bolton Wanderers favourite Jay-Jay Okocha.

For three-time champions, Nigeria outwitted newcomers Burundi 1-0.

Nigeria then defeated title-holders Cameroon 3-2 in the Round of 16.

We will keep focused in the third-place playoff and hope to sign off with a happy result.

William Troost-Ekong, who scored an own goal in the match against Algeria redeemed himself in the third-place match by pulling a show that won him the Total Man-of-the-Match award.

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Tunisian midfielder, Mohamed Drager, buttressed the coach's assertions promising that they will try everything they could to win the third place play off against Nigeria to make up for the defeat to Senegal. I believe this is going to be a psychologically tough encounter because we are not over that defeat from Senegal yet.

Although the prospect of a third-place finish is rather underwhelming given how close they were to a final spot, Rohr insists he is not disappointed by Nigeria's showing, pointing out how they shaded Algeria in several areas last time out.

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has revealed that the team would draw lessons after the third-place game against Tunisia.

"We've analyzed the match, we saw the video with the players yesterday [Monday] and we saw also it was a good match and we gave a good fight".

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has appointed renown Egyptian referee, Gehad Grisha, to take charge of proceedings.

In the matches played on Sunday, Nigeria lost to Algeria 2-1 while Senegal beat Tunisia 1-0.