Every major sporting tournament comes with its defining moment for men and women who shape history for good or bad.
Though he had a brief playing stint with the Super Eagles, many African football fans still remember the impact of Sunday Mba, particularly during the 2013 African Cup of Nations held in South Africa. The midfielder contributed so much to the Super Eagles clinching the trophy for the third time in history.
At South Africa 2013, Mba shone, scoring two important goals, a heart breaker against the star-studded Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the quarterfinal and the match-winner against the Stallions of Burkina Faso in the epic final.
On a day many had written off the Super Eagles, Mba provided the killer strike against the Elephants, a squad that was rated the best in Africa going by the caliber of players it paraded then. (Text and photo courtesy Guardian)