Nigeria vs Tunisia (AFCON final)

AFCON 2019 third-place playoff Nigeria wins bronze by beating Tunisia

Nigeria have never lost a third-place match at the Africa Cup of Nations, winning in Ethiopia in 1976 (against Guinea), Ghana in 1978 (against Tunisia), Senegal in 1992 (against Cameroon), Mali in 2002 (against Mali), Tunisia in 2004 (against Mali), Egypt in 2006 (against Senegal) and Angola in 2010 (against Algeria).

"Gernot has taken us to the semi-final, the target we set for him".

Dylan Bronn's own goal into extra time shattered the North Africans' ambition of reaching the final after Ferjani Sassi wasted a penalty to defeat Senegal.

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

Back in their respective countries, the two coaches are under attacks for failing to lead their teams to glory.

It will be interesting to see how Rohr will psych his boys after the defeat on Sunday but he is expected to field a similar squad like he did on Sunday. Nigeria have won 4 games in this tournament and they will look to finish their campaign by securing third place.


The 1-0 win saw the Super Eagles increase their AFCON bronze medal wins to eight since making her debut in the biennial tournament.

Despite not playing any role in the second half, Ighalo who now leads the scorers' chat with five goals emerged the Super Eagles second-best player against Tunisia.

"It's a shame we will be without Kalidou, he's vital in this team, a player who gives us a lot". I can not say all our players are fit after playing two extra times but we will do our best.

The Serie A defender had an excellent game at the heart of Nigeria's defence. Our midfield is the youngest one.

Ighalo netted his fifth goal of the tournament just three minutes into the match after Ahmed Musa's left wing cross was palmed away by Moez Ben Cherifia, but his save rebounded off Yassine Meriah to hand the Shanghai Shenhua striker the simplest of tap-ins.

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