Super Eagles midfielder Sunday Mba has laughed off insinuations that he only hits the back of the net when Nigeria’s national team plays on Sundays.
Mba, 25, was the African champions’ hero of the last African Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in South Africa, scoring two crucial goals in the quarter-final and final of the championship against Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, both games coincidentally played on Sunday.
The Enugu Rangers playmaker was twice on target as the home-based Eagles thrashed nine-man Cote d’Ivoire 4-1 in a 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying first-leg, round one fixture at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Saturday.
Mba told supersport.com: “People say I always score on Sunday and can’t score if we play games on other days. It is funny because the two goals I scored at the 2013 AFCON were great goals that coincidentally came on Sundays.”
He also praised the home-based Eagles for their performance against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire.
“I don’t think we played badly (against the Ivoirians.) It is usually more complicated to play against teams that are reduced in numbers.”