Ighalo Emerges AFCON 2019 Top Scorer With Five Goals

Published on: 19 July 2019

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has emerged top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt which ended on Friday with Algeria emerging champions following a 1-0 win over Senegal in the final, Completesports.com reports.

Ighalo who announced his retirement from international football on Thursday finished as top scorer with five goals.

He was also the highest goal scorer in the qualifiers for AFCON 2019 with seven goals.

Senegal’s Sadio Mane, Morocco forward, Adam Ounas, Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez and Cederic Bakambu of Congo Democratic Republic all scored three goals each.

Nigeria finished in third position following a 1-0 win against Tunisia on Wednesday with Ighalo scoring the winning goal in the third minute.