AFCON 2019: Some Osogbo fans unimpressed with Nigeria's third-place finish

Posted July 19, 2019

Alamu said he was not too happy it was bronze medals Nigeria had to contend with again at this year's AFCON, saying Nigerians were exhausted of the team returning with them.

"I am still learning, but so are the other players", the young striker said.

With calls for coach Gernot Rohr to be sacked following Nigeria's performance at the Africa Cup of Nations, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has provided an update on the German tactician's future.

"After our loss to Algeria, we were a bit disappointed because it's disappointing when you lose a game in the last seconds", he told a news conference on Tuesday. Maybe it was against them because we weren't able to win.

The only previous time both Eagles have clashed in the third place match of the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1978, but the encounter in Accra did not end as the Tunisians abandoned the match following Segun Odegbami's equalizer late in the first half.

The Super Eagles played a much better game than they did when they lost in the semifinal to Algeria.

The 2019 AFCON has been a bag of mixed fortunes for Nigeria and Tunisia.

Three-time winners Nigeria have now finished third eight times.

We will keep focused in the third-place playoff and hope to sign off with a happy result.

"To be honest, I am not impressed with Nigeria winning bronze again, and this is why most fans did not even watch tonight's match", he said.

Hassen came racing towards the penalty spot to try to cut out a cross from the right flank but completely missed the ball, which then hit the unfortunate Bronn.

Grisha was in charge of two matches of the Super Eagles during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign: the 2-1 victory over Zambia in Ndola on October 2016 and the 4-0 victory over Cameroon in Uyo on September 2017.