Super Eagles of Nigeria won Bronze, Odion Ighalo to win Golden boot, highest goals scorer and most valuable player of African Cup of Nation 2019.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria has won the third place in the AFCON 2019 tournament as Odion Ighalo the highest goals scorer is set to win golden boot.
The Eagles, the 3 times African cup of Nation champions were defeated by the Senegalese team in the last minute game of the semi-finals.
On Wednesday night Odion Ighalo netted the only goal for Super Eagles that gave Rohr’s side the third place.
Nigeria defeated Tunisia 1:0 to claim the third place.
Eagles have made it the 8th times to win the third place (Bronze medal) in African Nations Cup.
For record purposes about eagles on African cup of Nation
Nigeria Super Eagles has appeared 15 times in the Semi-finals.
Eagles has Won the cup 3 times.
The team with Green and white (Nigeria) has Picked up silver medals four times.
Eagles has also Won Bronze medal 8 times.
However, Eagles has never lost their quarter final games.
Odion Ighalo to Receive the Golden boot and Highest goal-scorer award.
Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo who is seen as the most valuablable player for the tournament is currently the leading goal-scorer with five goals at the AFCON 2019.
Ighalo opened the score line for Eagles in their first match and also end it with his early goal for 1:0 against Tunisian team.
Top Goal Scorers for AFCON 2019 as Ighalo won Golden Boot:
5 goals: Odion Ighalo of Super Eagles, Nigeria.
3 goals: Mane (SEN), Bakambu (COD), Ounas (ALG), Mahrez (ALGERIA)
2 goals: Belaili – ALGERIA , Elmohamady – EGYPT, Salah – EGYPT, Andriamahitsinoro MAD, J. Ayew – GHANA, Bahoken CAMERON, En-Nesyri – MAR, Okwi – UGANDA, Olunga – KENYA, Pote – BENIN REPUBLIC, Yattara – GUINEA, Kodjia, Zaha (both CIV), Bongani Zungu – South Africa.
1 goals: Idrissa Gueye scored one goal Senegal.
Odion Ighalo will win the golden undoubtedly, unless Mane, Bakambe, Ounas or Mahrez scored more than 2 goals before the end of their final games
The final game will be played on Friday between Senegal and Algeria to decide the winner of the AFCON 2019.