Nigerians have reacted as Super Eagles defeated Tunisia 1-0 on Wednesday, to win bronze in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations third-place playoff.
The Super Eagles missed the chance to play in the final, after they were beaten 2-1 by Algeria, with Riyad Mahrez smashing in the winner with the last kick.
However, Odion Ighalo’s early goal, ensured Gernot Rohr’s men clinched bronze medal.
The victory means Nigeria has never lost a third-place fixture in the history of the AFCON, winning all eight they have featured in.
The three-time champions had already won bronze seven times before, three more than Ivory Coast in second place with four.
Nigerians took to social media applauding and celebrating Super Eagles for winning the bronze.
Here are some comments gathered by Newzandar from Twitter:
@dreadnstyn “Nigeria has now won a record of 8 third place bronze medals in the AFCON 2019.”
@IStunch “It obvious Nigerians are not happy with third place , we all think we deserve better ,#TUNNGR.”
@Okorocollins11 “Congratulations to the Super Eagles of Nigeria. third place finish. #AFCON2019 Ighalo Iwobi Chukwueze Moses Simon.”
@D_i_p_o “I can’t believe Rohr and his boys are celebrating a third place win, unacceptable!
@_Realben “It turned into a free kick practice towards the end. We got third place, but we have also learned that this crop of super eagles have potentials.”
@Jamesjerry963 “We don win o! Thanks to our home kit. Home kit (Good-luck Jersey) Played 5, won 5.Away kit (Bad-luck jersey) Played 2, lost 2. My people know the type of clothes you wear, it can decide your fate o!
@ObyAgomuo “Dear Super Eagles,
Thank you for keeping us happy for the past three weeks. You tried this year but we expect more from you in the future. From, Concerned Nigerians.”
@iam_alfred1 “When you feel bad winning the bronze, remember Egypt that hosted AFCON2019 and has Muhammed Sallah but didn’t get to the semi-finals.Congratulations Super Eagles,Congratulations Nigeria!
@Ace_classiq “Francis Uzoho is miles better than Akpeyi ! May we never experience a Goalkeeper like Akpeyi again.”
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