Nigeria’s triumph at the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations was like winning the FIFA World Cup, ex-international Henry Nwosu said while recalling the historic feat. At the age of 16, Nwosu was the youngest player in the then Green Eagles squad which conquered the continent to win the Afcon title at the National Stadium in Lagos.
Segun Odegbami’s first-half brace and Mudashiru Lawal’s effort in the second-half powered Nigeria to a 3-0 victory past Algeria as they grabbed their first AFCON trophy 40 years ago. Nwosu was an unused substitute in the final but the 56-year-old legend recalled the atmosphere at the National Stadium on that day. (Text courtesy Daily Trust)