Super Eagles and Shanghai Shenhua striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has outlined the importance of defeating Tunisia in their third-placed AFCON 2019 match up tonight in Egypt.
Otherwise called the ‘losers’ final’, the third-place match traditionally awards bronze medals to the winning team. Both Nigeria and Tunisia must recover adequately and pick up morale after losing in the semi-finals on Sunday.
Nigeria falling to a superb Riyad Mahrez free-kick at the death against Algeria and Tunisia crashing out courtesy of an own goal by Dyran Bronn against Senegal.
Speaking with www.brila.net, Ighalo, who could possibly finish the tournament as the highest goal scorer, with 5 goals to his name so far, is under no illusions as to how difficult the Tunisians will make the match for the Eagles
“It’s a game we want to win because finishing third is better than finishing fourth, so we are prepared, and by God’s grace we will win the bronze and make Nigerians happy”.
“It’s going to be difficult because Tunisia is a good side, but I believe with determination and team work, we can come out and carry the day”.