Nigeria Grab Early Lead In Tunisia AFCON Third Place Clash

Akinola Ajibola  
Updated July 17, 2019
Nigeria Grab Early Lead In Tunisia AFCON Third Place Clash
Nigeria’s forward Odion Ighalo (2nd-R) dribbles past Tunisia’s defender Nassim Hnid during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) third-place play-off football match between Tunisia and Nigeria at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo on July 17, 2019. Giuseppe CACACE / AFP

 

 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have secured an early lead against Tunisia in the third-place match of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The keenly-watched match is ongoing at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt’s capital.

Odion Ighalo fired the Super Eagles ahead of The Carthage Eagles after a poor play by Moez Ben Cherifia who made a weak attempt to clear the ball at Tunisia’s goal post.

Nigeria are battling Tunisia for the bronze medal of the competition after both teams failed to win their semi-final matches.

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

Algeria and Tunisia will fight for the trophy on Friday at the Cairo International Stadium.