Tunisia, Nigeria fight for 2019 AFCON third place

2019 Africa Cup of Nations 

Continental Tournament 

Third-Place Play-Off

Egypt, 17 July

Tunisia will take on Nigeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) third-place play-off match on Wednesday 17 July. 
Yassine Taha Khenissi in action for Tunisia

The encounter is scheduled to be played at the Al Salam Stadium. Kick-off is at 20h00.
The Carthage Eagles are coming off a 1-0 defeat to Senegal in extra-time in a semi-final match which was played on Sunday.
Tunisia, who won the 2004 AFCON title as tournament hosts, will be looking to end their campaign with a victory when they face Nigeria. 
William Troost-Ekong in action for Nigeria
Meanwhile, Nigeria were defeated 2-1 by Algeria in another semi-final match which was also played on Sunday. 
The Super Eagles, who have won three AFCON titles, will be keen to ensure that they finish third in the continental tournament.
The last time Tunisia and Nigeria met was on the 22nd of January 2016.
The two teams played to a 1-1 stalemate in the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Group C match.
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Last 5 AFCON title winners

2010 - Egypt 
2012 - Zambia 
2013 - Nigeria 
2015 - Ivory Coast

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Published: 07/16/2019