Nigeria beat the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the third place match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation to win the bronze medal.
Former Watford forward Odion Ighalo grabbed the only goal of the game with barely three minutes on the clock, reacting quickest to a loose ball in the box to smash home.
It is Nigeria’s 8th bronze medal, the highest haul of any team on the continent.
Nigerian fans and some Super Eagles players have taken to Twitter to celebrate the “Golden Bronze.”
Congratulations to the Super Eagles for winning the third place and bronze medal of the 2019 African Cup Of Nations in Egypt after 1-0 win over Tunisia courtesy of a goal from Odion Ighalo.
— ballOFF7 (@ballOFF_) July 17, 2019
— OBA OF UK🇬🇧 (@yung_danny) July 17, 2019
A bronze medal is a very good achievement for the Super Eagles. They have come back from missing 2 consecutive AFCONs brilliantly. We now have something to build on & become unstoppable in the future. Kudos to Rohr & the boys.#TotalAFCON2019#VisaUnstoppableStories pic.twitter.com/3tD462xM56
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) July 17, 2019
Great performance guys nd am so happy to be part of this team 🙏 though we wanted the Gold but unfortunately got Bronze and thanks to every Nigerian fan for the support 🇳🇬🇳🇬🦅 pic.twitter.com/Ax8pZHtFhY
— Etebo Karo (@etebo_karo) July 17, 2019
Our #AFCON2019 campaign comes to an end with a Bronze Medal 🥉. The lads gave their all to make sure we didn't come back home empty handed. Congratulations Nigeria!
Congratulations the Super Eagles! Long Live Naija! #TECNOForNigerians #TECNOEgyptTour #TUNNGR #GoNaija pic.twitter.com/lMEtOxOywC
— TECNO Mobile Nigeria (@TECNOMobileNG) July 17, 2019
Half a loaf of bread is better than none. Congratulations Nigeria for winning the bronze medal at this year's AFCON. #GodBlessNigeria. I love my country so much. 🇳🇬
— I. M. Ukasha (@trik22_EYF) July 17, 2019
— Zenith Bank (@ZenithBank) July 17, 2019
Grateful 🙏🏾 🏅 🇳🇬🦅
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) July 17, 2019
I'm honoured to win another medal with Nigeria National Team, after CHAN & Olympics medals. Congratulations @NGSuperEagles! I'm dedicating this amazing moment to you all for the support. Allah bless you all.#TotalAFCON2019#NaijaHonour#SoarSuperEagles pic.twitter.com/4EmVrrIOrG
— Shehu Abdullahi (@OfficialShehu) July 17, 2019
Congratulations @NGSuperEagles for winning the consolatory bronze medal as Ighalo @ighalojude tops goal scorers chart with 5 goals. We live to fight another day. #AFCON2019 #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/7Zi3Km4djU
— GetMotivatedNaija (@getmotivatedng) July 17, 2019