#TUNNGR: Tunisia 0-1 Nigeria (Watch Game Goal)

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Odion Ighalo scored the only goal as Nigeria beat Tunisia in the third-place play-off at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Francis Uzoho was preferred in goal ahead of Daniel Akpeyi, thus, making his first appearance in the competition, while Ola Aina replacing Chidozie Awaziem who was suspended for the game after accumulating two yellow cards. Odion Ighalo retained his position upfront along with Samuel Chukwueze and Ahmed Musa.

Ighalo, , who is the tournament’s top scorer with five goals, was gifted an easy tap-in following a Tunisian defensive mix-up at the Al Salam Stadium.

In a slow-paced game between the two losing semi-finalists in Cairo, Tunisia went close as Ferjani Sassi and Ghaylene Chaalali shot wide.

Tunisia, continued to push for a chance to level the game but were frustrated by the Super Eagles’ water-tight defence.

Nigeria, who dominated the game, have won the bronze medal at eight different Cup of Nations’ tournaments.

Senegal will look for their first Afcon title when they face 1990 winners face Algeria in Friday’s final.

Watch goal below.

 

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