AFCON 2019: CAF Picks Ighalo’s Goal Vs Burundi As Best Of Matchday-2

AFCON 2019: CAF Picks Ighalo’s Goal Vs Burundi As Best Of Matchday-2

The Confederation of African Football (CAFl has picked Odion Ighalo’s lone strike in Nigeria 1-0 win against Burundi as the best goal of matchday-two at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Completesports.com reports.

Ighalo who came in as a substitute for Paul Onuachu in the 73rd minute netted the decisive strike four minutes later.

The Shanghai Shenhua of China forward received an exquisite back-heeled pass from Ola Aina and and curled the ball home from inside the box.

“7 goals to choose from, but only one got our goal of the day accolade – @ighalojude of @NGSuperEagles ⚽️,” reads a tweet on CAF’s official website.

Ighalo was top scorer in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers with seven goals, one more than Burundi striker Fiston Abdoul-Razak.

The former Watford star will look to earn his first start of the competition when the Super Eagles face the Syli Nationale of Guinea in their next game on Wednesday at the Alexandria Stadium.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Mr.Streams 1 year ago

    Angola is the winner of the Afcon 2019.. Congratulations to Odion ighalo

  • Richie 1 year ago

    Complete Sports, he doesn’t need to “earn” that starting shirt on Wednesday… Abi na Iheanacho wan earn am ni? Lol pls, just give it to the man already pls.
    He’s the only bankable “out-and-out” goalpoacher we currently have biko

  • Bill 1 year ago

    He should start the next game. We have confirmed his capacity and ability, ighlo will score more goals. The tournament just started. Calm down and enjoy football