This Day In 1994, Nigeria's Finest Ever Team Ruled Africa With Pele In The Stands (Video). PHOTO COURTESY: TheNET.ng
This Day In 1994, Nigeria’s Finest Ever Team Ruled Africa With Pele In The Stands (Video). PHOTO COURTESY: TheNET.ng

It’s now 25 years since Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the second time in their history.

The Nigerian team featured at USA ’94 FIFA World Cup as the number five ranked side in the world – the highest FIFA ranking position ever achieved by an African football team. Just how good they were!

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Concise News takes you back memory lane when in front of 25,000 fans at the Stade El Menzah in Tunis, Tunisia, the “Golden Generation” of Nigerian football claimed a glory that would take another 19 years to achieve.

With the legendary Pele among the dignitaries, the final against a newly-formed Zambian team, following the 1993 air disaster in which 18 players and several staff members from the previous team were killed, ended 2-1. Both goals were scored by now-Tanzania national team Head Coach, Emmanuel Amunike.

Recently, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) honoured this generation of footballers at the Aiteo/NFF Awards 2018.

Relive the final below: