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Mismanagement and Lack of Discipline – The Undoing of Nigerian Footballers
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Mismanagement and Lack of Discipline – The Undoing of Nigerian Footballers

In the latest memory of the Africa Cup of Nations, one of the greatest revelations was Sunday Mba. During the 2013 edition in South Africa, the previously little-known Rangers midfielder burst onto the scene to almost miraculous effect. Tearing through the middle of the park, trailing opponents in his wake, he seemed as unstoppable as fate, as immutable as destiny. It seemed like a new star had been born. Sadly, that was as good as it got for Mba. A year later, he was unable to make Nigeria’s squad to the World Cup in Brazil; six years on he is a footnote in Nigeria’s footballing history. The same can be said for Emmanuel Emenike, who finished highest goal scorer in that Nations Cup. He did feature at the World Cup, but he never hit the same heights, and bizarrely he retired in 2015. ...