Adam Ounas of Algeria or Sadio Mane of Senegal will need to score a hat-trick to overtake Odion Ighalo of Nigeria in the AFCON final on Friday any of them must emerge as the tournament highest goal scorer.
The Super Eagles forward netted his fifth goal of the tournament in a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Wednesday night, making him the highest goal scorer so far.
The eagles maintained their impressive winning record in third-placed matches with the eight bronze now.
Nigeria beat Tunisia 1-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) third-place game at Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo on Wednesday night.
Odion Ighalo scored the only goal of the match early on in the 3rd minute. This turned out to be his fifth goal of the competition, strengthening his chances of winning the Golden Boot.