Former Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Emmanuel Emenike, has stated that winning the 2013 Africa Cup Of Nations in South Africa with the Nigerian national team as one of the best moments in his football career so far.
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Emenike, 32, played a key role in winning Nigeria’s third AFCON title under the guidance of late Stephen Keshi. The former Fenerbahce of Turkey star netted four goals, including a thunderbolt 30-yard free kick strike against Ivory Coast in the quarter final to emerge the tournament’s highest goal scorer despite missing out of the final against Burkina Faso due to an injury.
Emenike who called time on his international career in 2015 relishes AFCON 2013 as one of his memorable moments in life.
Being the top scorer is good and great, which wasn’t what I had in mind before the competition. What we had in our head was to win the trophy, but winning the top scorer award and the trophy made me happy and they are part of the best moments of my life– Emmanuel Emenike
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Ogbunigwe (local bomb) as he is fondly called by fans featured 37 times for the Eagles, bagging 9 goals in the process. He was a mainstay in the Super Eagles squad that finished in the second round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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