Ighalo shines again as Nigeria beat Tunisia to win bronze@ AFCON 2019
London, July 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Odion Ighalo scored the only goal as Nigeria beat Tunisia in the third-place play-off at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Ex-Watford striker Ighalo tapped in after Tunisia keeper Moez Ben Cherifia deflected the ball off his own defender Yassine Meriah.
In a slow-paced game between the two losing semi-finalists in Cairo, Tunisia went close as Ferjani Sassi and Ghaylene Chaalali shot wide.
Three-time winners Nigeria have now finished third eight times.
Tunisia, champions in 2004, needed a finger-tip save from Cherifia to deny Samuel Chukwueze in the second half and the keeper was called on again injury time to acrobatically save Samuel Kalu’s free-kick.
Senegal will look for their first Afcon title when they face 1990 winners face Algeria in Friday’s final.