Ighalo equalled the late Rashidi Yekini’ s record

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo equalled the late Rashidi Yekini’ s 25- year – old goal scoring record at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday when he scored his fifth goal of the tournament against Tunisia in the third -place 1 – 0 win, Sports Extra reports .

The late Yekini scored five goals for the Eagles as they won their second AFCON title in Tunisia in 1994 .

Ighalo profited from a goalkeeping blunder from Tunisia’ s Moez Cherifia in the third minute of the encounter at Cairo’ s Al Salaam Stadium .

Three- time winners Nigeria have now finished third eight times at the tournament .

The Shanghai Shenhua striker now sits two ahead of the chasing pack of Sadio Mane , Adam Ounas and Riyad Mahrez in the AFCON 2019 top scorers race .

The Shanghai Shenhua striker however pulled his hamstring in additional time of the first half and was replaced my Victor Osimhen at the start of the second half .

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