Sunday Mba’s lone strike against the Stallions of Burkina Faso in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final has been picked by Fifa as one of the 13 breathtaking and unforgettable moments over the course of 2013.
The world football governing body on their website rated the goal as one of the unforgettable and memorable moments of 2013.
“It was a goal worthy of winning any match, and Sunday Mba’s CAF Africa Cup of Nations-winning strike brought joy and relief to an entire nation,” wrote Fifa.com.
“Nigeria had not won a major trophy in 17 years going into the continental showpiece, but despite the best efforts of debutant finalists Burkina Faso, Mba’s precise volley – after flicking the ball over his opponent’s head – proved sufficient to secure the African crown.”
Sunday Mba’s goal ended Nigeria’s 19-year wait for the continental trophy since they last won it at the 1994 edition staged in Tunisia.