Nigeria’s Super Eagles piped the Cartage Eagles of Tunisia 1-0 to win the Bronze medals of AFCON for the 8th time.
Nigeria got it in 1976; 1978; 1992; 2002 when same Tunisia was defeated; 2006; 2010 and 2019.
Tunisia got the Bronze only in 1962.
Odion Ighalo poked the goal in 3′ when the Tunisian defense could not communicate. Ighalo got injured in 43′ and had to leave though he is still the highest goal scorer with 5 goals three other players including Mahrez and Ounas both of Algeria have 3 goals each.
The Tunisians tried all tricks but the Nigerian defense resisted them.
Ighalo came limping to collect his Bronze medal.
The Tunisian team went straight to the lockers to mourn their loss to Nigeria again.
You could hear the supporters sing, “Thou art worthy O Lord to receive all glory, honor and Power”.
The players jostled to have good position for photographs.
Nigeria fielded most of their young players who were playing the finals for the first time.
The grand finale between Algeria and Senegal comes up on Friday at 8pm.
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