Nigeria claim eighth bronze medal at Afcon

18 July 2019, 4:10 PM
Nigeria have finished third for the eighth time at the African Cup of Nations tournament after beating Tunisia 1-0 in a third and fourth play-off match at Al Salam stadium in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday night.
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Bafana Bafana celebrating victory
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