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Nigeria legend asks the team to win third place at the AFCON

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The Super Eagles were defeated 2-1 by Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations Semifinal and now will only play for the third-place spot.

Nigeria had a good run in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 campaign.

The team managed to reach the Semifinals of the tournament, where they lost 2-1 against Algeria.

Now they are set to face Tunisia in the Third-Place Playoff on Wednesday.

Which is why former Super Eagles goalkeeper and coach Ike Shorunmu has urged the team to win against Tunisia.

“At the moment because we’ve missed the chance to play in the final, the only thing that should be on our mind should be to get the bronze, at least to bring something back home,” Shorunmu told Goal.

“They should get something to show their family and the country that they didn’t come back from Egypt empty-handed.”

He explained: “I’m sure they will charge themselves to give their best tomorrow.”

“If they don’t get anything tomorrow, it’s like all the time they’ve spent in Egypt is a waste – the camping, and everything.”

“I believe their mind will be set for tomorrow’s game and get something positive,” he said.

“The most important thing is for the team to give fans something to cheer about.”

“There could be mistakes but football is a collective effort,” the former player concluded.