Thursday, 05 December, 2019

ODION IGHALO WINS AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS GOLDEN BOOT


Super eagles of Nigeria striker, Odion Ighalo has won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot for the first time, having scored five goals for Nigeria in the Championship.

The 30-year-old moved two goals clear of Riyad Mahrez, Adam Ounas, Cedric Bakambu and Sadio Mane following his first-half strike against Tunisia in the third place match.

Ighalo retired from international football to face his club career after helping the Super Eagles beat Tunisia to claim the bronze medal at the tournament.

Ighalo equalled late Rashidi Yekini’s 25-year-old goal scoring record of five at AFCON.

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