As the year 2019 runs to an end, it is also noteworthy that it is the end of yet another decade of beautiful football moments. Between the year 2010 and 2019, three FIFA World Cup tournaments, six African Cup of Nations championships and a host of other qualifying matches, friendly ties and Confederations Cup games have been played, some of which saw the Super Eagles produced some fine displays.
Soccernet Nigeria brings you the ten most memorable matches played by our darling national team within the last ten years.
Coach Stephen Keshi’s men had wrought the impossible by defeating Africa’s number one team, Ivory Coast, in the quarterfinals and had avoided a potential banana skin against Mali in the semifinals, but there was no glory yet as the Stallions stood strong on the path to a third AFCON triumph for the Super Eagles.
But there was to be no heartbreak for Nigerians as their darling Super Eagles dominated the encounter and made the breakthrough just before half-time when that man again, Sunday Mba clipped the ball over Mohamed Koffi and then volleyed into the far corner.
Burkina Faso almost equalised when Wilfried Sanou forced a fingertip save from goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama but there was to be no other goal as Nigeria were once again crowned the champions of Africa.
It was a win that was fully deserved for Nigeria and coach Stephen Keshi, who became only the second man to lift the AFCON trophy as a player and as a coach after captaining the Super Eagles to their second title triumph nearly 20 years earlier.