Odion Ighalo wins 2019 AFCON golden boot

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Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Odion Ighalo has won the Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot award after finishing top of the goal-scorer standings.

The Shanghai Shenhua striker finished the tournament with five goals ahead of Riyad Mahrez, Adam Ounas, Cedric Bakambu , and Sadio Mane who all scored three goals respectively.

The 30-year-old, who was also the top scorer in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying with seven goals is the now the sixth Nigerian after Segun Odegbami, Rasheed Yekini, Julius Aghaowa, Jay-Jay Okocha & Emmanuel Emenike to win Afcon’s top scorer prize.

Ighalo, who is expected to make a formal announcement about retiring from international football has made 16 strikes in 35 caps for Nigeria so far.

See the top ten scorers at the 2019 AFCON.

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