Agali: Eagles Must Beat Tunisia To Win AFCON 2019 Bronze Medal

Agali: Eagles Must Beat Tunisia To Win AFCON 2019 Bronze Medal

Former Super Eagles forward Victor Agali hopes the team can finish their campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on a high by securing third place at the expense of Tunisia, reports Completesports.com.

The three-time champions will do battle with the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the Third-Place match at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo tonight (Wednesday).

Gernot Rohr’s charges fell to a 2-1 defeat to the Desert Foxes of Algeria in their semifinal clash on Sunday.

Agali believes winning bronze will be enough consolation for the team after a tough campaign in the competition.

“It’s a big regret that we are not in the final. The boys gave their best against Algeria, but it’s unfortunate that they lost, ” Agali told Completesports.com.

“It’s hard to take when you concede in the last minute of a game like we did against Algeria, but that is what football is all about. We scored a goal late in the game against South Africa and we conceded with the last kick versus Algeria.

“What is important now is to make sure we beat the Tunisians and go home with the bronze medal. That will be better than not winning anything at all.”

By Adeboye Amosu (pix: by Ganiyu Yusuf) in Cairo

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  • Aauxtyne 2 years ago

    I agree with Agali. We need the bronze as consolation for not getting to the final. Hoping for a better outing in 2021 AFCON. Better luck next time!