For a record eighth time in their history, Nigeria came away from an African Nations Cup campaign brandishing bronze medals around their necks.
It is not just a record for Nigeria, but also for the tournament. No other country has more third-place finishes in the history of the competition.
When in the past this final podium place has been celebrated as a "golden bronze", this time emotions have been more varied. Nations Cup winner Segun Odegbami vehemently refused to celebrate it.
There are those,...