The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019) grand final will take place on Friday evening,19 July, between Algeria and Senegal while the third place playoff is happening today, Wednesday 17 July, between Tunisia and Nigeria.
Tunisia’s Eagles of Carthage will take on Nigeria’s Super Eagles at Al Salam Stadium in Cairo (21:00 CET).
Both sides are looking for the consolation prize after failing to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.
With five of their six games ending in draw and a loss to Senegal in their semi-final tie after an own goal, Tunisian Eagles did not have an exciting run at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
Nigerian Eagles, on the other hand, have had a successful campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations, winning four games of their six matches and scoring 8 goals in total. However, their loss in the semi-final clash to Algeria’s Fennecs has ended the Super Eagles’ dream of lifting the cup.
The third-place playoff game between Tunisian Eagles and Nigerian Eagles is expected to be intense since both sides are seeking the bronze medal.
In their previous 18 head-to-heads, Tunisia have won six times compared to five for Nigeria while seven matches ended in a draw.
In fact, the two sides have drawn in their last five games consecutively,the most recent of which ended 1-1 in a group stage clash at the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda.