Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has won the golden boot award for the highest goal scorer at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt with five goals.
He is the second Super Eagles player, after late Rashidi Yekini, to win the AFCON golden boot award with five goals. He is however the sixth Nigerian player to win the award after Segun Odegbami, Yekini, Julius Aghahowa, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha and Emmanuel Emenike.
Algeria on Friday night beat Senegal to win the trophy after 29 years of waiting. They won it last in 1990.
See the list of all award winning teams and players at the tournament:
AFCON Champions – Algeria
Runner-Up – Senegal
1st Runner-Up – Nigeria
CAF Player of the tournament – Ismael Bennacer (Algerian midfielder)
Golden boot (Highest goal scorer) – Odion Ighalo (Nigerian striker)
Best goalkeeper of the tournament – Rais M’bohli (Algerian goalkeeper)
Man of the Match (Final: Senegal vs Algeria) – Rais M’bohli (Algerian goalkeeper)