AFCON 2019 Highest Goal Scorer: As it stance now Odion Ighalo remains the AFCON 2019 Highest Goal Scorer ahead of his two closest rivals following the just concluded Semifinal on Sunday evening.
Nigeria Super Eagles Striker Odion Ighalo, is now the leading scorer in the Africa Cup of Nations, ahead of the final fixtures this week.
Ighalo scored from the spot, as the Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria, in their semi-final clash on Sunday.
The Shanghai Shenhua striker is now ahead of three players, who are tied on three goals each: Cédric Bakambu (Congo DR), Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Adam Ounas (Algeria).
However, only three are still in the race to win the Golden Boot, as Bakambu’s country has been eliminated in the Round of 16.
Nigeria takes on Tunisia for third place, while Algeria and Senegal clash in the final.
AFCON 2019 Highest Goal Scorer
Top scorers so far:
- 4 goals: Ighalo (NGR)
- 3 goals: Mane (SEN), Bakambu (COD), Ounas (ALG), Mahrez (ALG)
- 2 goals: Belaili (ALG), Elmohamady, Salah (both EGY),
- 2 goals: Andriamahitsinoro (MAD),
- 2 goals: J. Ayew (GHA),
- 2 goals: Bahoken (CMR),
- 2 goals: En-Nesyri (MAR),
- 2 goals: Okwi (UGA),
- 2 goals: Olunga (KEN),
- 2 goals: Pote (BEN),
- 2 goals: Yattara (GUI),
- 2 goals: Kodjia, Zaha (both CIV),
- 2 goals: Bongani Zungu (RSA)
- 1 goal: Idrissa Gueye (SEN)
Odion Ighalo Said Eagles Was Unlucky
Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has said that Gernot Rohr’s men were unlucky to have lost to Algeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, semi-final on Sunday.
The Shanghai Shenhua star said that the Super Eagles deserved to get more from the match against the Desert Foxes at the Cairo International Stadium.
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Algeria took the lead in the first half, no thanks to a William Troost-Ekong own goal.
The Super Eagles leveled in the second half, after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decision, with Odion Ighalo stroking home the penalty.
With the match heading into extra time, Riyad Mahrez stepped up and spanked a free-kick past Daniel Akpeyi to send his side into the final.
Addressing reporters in a post-match interview, Ighalo said: “It was a difficult game and we were unlucky at the last minute because in the second half we really played well and we deserved more than what we got today.
“But this is football. They got a free kick in the last minute and they scored and the game finished.”
Nigeria will now tackle Tunisia for the third-place match on Wednesday
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