On this day, Five years ago Sunday Mba settled the score in a cagey Africa Nations Cup final match against Burkina Faso to seal Nigeria’s third continental crown.
Both teams had first met in the group stage, but played out a feisty 1-1 result – the Étalons even topped the group with Nigeria finishing second.
But in the final, Mba struck on the 40th minute and it was just enough for Stephen Keshi’s men to see out their dogged West African neighbors inside the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
#OnThisDay in 2013: Sunday Mba scored a magnificent winner as Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time. pic.twitter.com/1GcfcIxLEu
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) February 10, 2018
85,000 football fans watch from the stands as a mainly rookie Super Eagles conquered the continent.
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