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Sunday Mba Ranked 24th Best Player In The World







A first-time entry for both player and
country, Sunday Mba has been Nigeria’s
revelation over the last year.

The midfielder’s inclusion, along with five
other home-based players, in Nigeria’s
Africa Cup of Nations squad raised
eyebrows but the 24-year-old played better
than many of the nation’s more heralded
foreign contingent.

Having started the tournament on the
bench, Mba was Nigeria’s hero in the
knockout stages. He scored the winner in
the quarter-final against Cote d'Ivoire to
spell the end for Didier Drogba’s trophyless
'golden generation'. Then in the final itself,
Mba fired home the only goal against
Burkina Faso to gift Nigeria their first Afcon
title since 1994.

The 24-year-old was also one of Nigeria’s
best performers at the Confederations Cup
and has helped to draw attention to the
depth of talent in the Nigerian league.

A drawn out transfer tussle between Warri
Wolves - who own the player and his full
transfer rights - and new club Enugu
Rangers - where he will stay on loan until
the end of the league season in September
- mean he has played just a single
domestic game, scoring one goal.

NIGERIA
GAMES: 10
GOALS: 3
ASSISTS: 0

ENUGU RANGERS
GAMES: 1
GOALS: 1
ASSISTS: 0

HONOURS: AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS






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