Alex Iwobi will head off on holiday with a bronze medal in his pocket after Nigeria beat Tunisia 1-0 in the African Cup of Nations third-place play-off.
Obviously, such games are nonsense, but fair play to our man who, by most accounts, has had a decent tournament.
Odion Ighalo grabbed the only goal of the game after three minutes.
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“It’s a great achievement considering the quality of oppositions in the tournament, 24 teams – especially considering the fact that this team is still very young,” Iwobi told reporters after the game.
He added: ”I’m sure we can do better than this in the next Africa Cup of Nations.
”I want to say a big thank you to our fans for their support all through competition. We will always do our best for them.”
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Nigeria lost out on a place in the final on Sunday when Riyad Mahrez bagged a 95th-minute winner in Cairo.
Iwobi will likely take three weeks off to recuperate before being eased into a delayed pre-season at London Colney.