Sunday Mba: Amokachi says lifestyle affected the career of 2013 AFCON winner

Sunday Mba: Amokachi says lifestyle affected the career of 2013 AFCON winner

- Sunday Mba who won 2013 AFCON with Super Eagles is currently without a club

- The former Warri Wolves' star is currently without a club since he left Turkey in 2017

- Amokachi explained that his lifestyle and failed Bordeaux move affected him

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Former Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has expressed sadness over the football career of Sunday Mba who currently has no club to play for.

Seven years ago, Sunday Mba was the biggest Nigerian footballer considering how he scored the goal that gave Nigeria the 2013 African Cup of Nations title in South Africa.

Sunday Mba was playing then for Enugu Rangers in the Nigerian topflight and was given the chance to play for the Super Eagles by former gaffer Stephen Keshi.

Mba justified his position in the Super Eagles at the AFCON 2013 by netting two goals, most importantly the winner against Burkina Faso.

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After Nigeria won the 2013 AFCON title, Sunday Mba was linked with many top European sides with Portsmouth even said to have offered him a big deal.

He did not make the move to the English club with French side Bordeaux also after him.

Amokachi has now made it clear that Sunday Mba's lifestyle and failed move to Bordeaux really affected his career.

“Mba has been going back and forth. He played in the second division in Turkey, he was playing, I think his lifestyle didn’t help him a bit and the contract he had in France after the AFCON destabilized him a bit,'' he told Brila FM.

Sunday Mba: Amokachi says lifestyle affected the career of 2013 AFCON winner

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Nigerian striker Daniel Amokachi explained that Brown Ideye should not have been left out of the Super Eagles squad that campaigned at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

This is indirectly questioning the selection of former coach Stephen Keshi who was his ex-teammate while playing for the national team.

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After winning the 2013 African Nations Cup title in South Africa where Sunday Mba scored the winner for Nigeria in the final, Stephen Keshi was given the chance to take the Eagles to Brazil.

The Nigeria Football Federation were impressed with Super Eagles' performances that led to winning the 2013 Nations Cup.

But while going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Brown Ideye who was a member of the Nations Cup winning squad was dropped despite playing well in the qualifiers.

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