Home » Headlines, Soccer, Sports » Ighalo wins AFCON Golden Boot & retires from international football

Ighalo wins AFCON Golden Boot & retires from international football

Ebenezer Bajela

With five goals and one assist at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations, retired Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo emerged the top scorer of the competition to take home the Golden Boot award for the top marksman.

Ighalo netted the only goal of the game for the Eagles in Wednesday’s third-place win against Tunisia to take his tally in the tournament to five, which ensured that fellow contenders, Sadio Mane, RiyadMahrez, Adam Ounas, Cedric Bakambu all lost out on the prestigious award.

Before the third-place clash against the Carthage Eagles, Ighalo had scored a goal in the opening game against Burundi, few minutes after coming on from the bench; a brace and a sublime assist against Cameroon in the Round of 16 and another goal from the penalty spot against Algeria in the semi-final.

PUNCH

Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=52797

Posted by on Jul 21 2019. Filed under Headlines, Soccer, Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

PDP begins sale of nomination forms ahead of National Convention

Headlines

CNN discovers location of ‘Radio Biafra’ in London

Categories

God can give power to anyone he wishes to – Tinubu

Browse Africa & World Politics

Featuring Top 3/2141 of Africa & World Politics

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/1150 of National Politics

OPC to Fani Kayode: You are just a jobber lacking integrity

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1474 of NNP Columnists

All eyes on INEC as Appeal Court upholds Oye, Soludo

Advertisements

--

FEATURED VIDEOS

Don’t vote for PDP, APC again; they have bad antecedents, former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, warns Nigerians

ARCHIVES

July 2019
S M T W T F S
« Jun   Aug »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

© 2021 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes