Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo (third left) celebrates after scoring against Tunisia during their Africa Cup of Nations third place play-off match in Cairo on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Nigeria’s footballers stand to earn a minimum $75,000 windfall if they find the net against Algeria in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in Cairo.
Algeria booked an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final with Nigeria after battling past Ivory Coast on penalties. Sofiane Feghouli broke the deadlock in the first half for Algeria ahead after Baghdad Bounedjah squared it to the Galatasaray midfielder.
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