Nigeria claim victory over Tunisia, taking third place

Nigeria beat Tunisia, winning the third-place play-off at AFCON. Odion Ighalo score the only goal of the game.

Ighalo, the tournament's top scorer with five goals, tapped in after keeper Moez Ben Cherifia deflected the ball off his own defender Yassine Meriah.

In a slow-paced game between the two losing semi-finalists in Cairo, Tunisia came close to victory with Ferjani Sassi and Ghaylene Chaalali both taking shots at goal that went wide.

Three-time winners Nigeria have now finished third eight times.

Tunisia, champions in 2004, needed a finger-tip save from Cherifia to deny Samuel Chukwueze in the second half and the keeper was called on again injury time to acrobatically save Samuel Kalu's free-kick.

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

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