Highlights of Nigeria Vs Zambia 1994 African Nations Cup Finals hosted in Tunisia.
Nigeria won their second African Nations title that year with a final score of 2 to 1. Both goals were scored by Emmanuel Amuneke, who scored minutes after Zambia’s first and leading goal and again at the 47th minute to put the Eagles in the lead.
The Eagles team was comprised of legendary players like Rashidi Yekini (who was the top scorer of the tournament, scoring 5 goals), Sunday Oliseh, Finidi George, Mutiu Adepoju, Jay-Jay Okocha and current Nigerian national team football coach Stephen Keshi.
Keshi is one of two men, the other being Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary, to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and a coach.
Winning the 2013 AFCON title this was the third for Nigeria and the first time since this game in 1994. Last year, Zambia won the tournament.
In the 1994 AFCON tournament, the Zambian team suffered greatly after a 1993 air disaster where the plane carrying the national football team to their World Cup qualifier match against Senegal ditched into the Atlantic Ocean killing all 30 passengers and crew - including 18 players, the national team coach and support staff.
A new team had to be quickly assembled and against all odds, the team made it to the finals of the 1994 AFCON tournament.