The third-place playoff at any tournament does not exactly capture the creativity. However, the Super Eagles and Tunisia will square off at the place for bronze in the showpiece and either side will require anything consolation they can receive from it.
For Nigeria’s trainer Gernot Rohr, it is the belief that his group will be more powerful for their expertise at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations after his side suffered a debilitating, last-gasp defeat to Algeria from the semi-finals.
Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Tunisia faces Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations third-place playoff on Wednesday night, following both sides suffered devastating late defeats within their semi-final ties.
The 2 teams will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing semi-final excursions, which saw Senegal and Algeria progress into the final. Even though it might just be the third place that is up for grabs, either side will field a solid XI to claim the bronze medal and a few bragging rights.
Tunisia plays with Nigeria on Wednesday from the third-place play-off in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.
The Eagles of Carthage watched their hopes of lifting the trophy finished from the semi-final by Senegal. A Dylan Bronn personal goal in extra time delivered the Lions of Teranga to the closing.
Meanwhile, Nigeria was conquered by Algeria in their last-four battle.
Tunisia Possible Squad: Mouez; Bronn, Meriah, Hadadi, Khazri; Sassi, Lamti, Skhiri; B Mohamed, Msakni, Khenissi.
Nigeria Possible Squad: Akpeyi; Ekong, Omeruo, Awaziem, Collins; Kalu, Musa, Etebo; Chukwueze, Onyekuru; Ighalo.