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AFCON: Third place finish, great achievement for young Eagles, says Iwobi

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Super Eagles’ midfielder Alex Iwobi has hailed the Super Eagles’ third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, saying it was a great achievement for a young team.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Odion Ighalo’s early goal in the third minute gave Nigeria a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their third-place playoff at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Nigeria, who dominated the game, have won the bronze medal at eight different Cup of Nations’ tournaments.

Iwobi told newsmen during a post-match interview that the youngest team of the tournament had achieved something great.

On the hardest game of the tournament, Iwobi said that it was difficult to choose, adding, however, that the semifinal game against Algeria stood out among the rest.

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