How Missing 1992 AFCON Helped My Football Career


Former Nigeria international Daniel Amokachi has revealed how missing the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal impacted his football career positively.

Amokachi made his AFCON debut at the 1990 edition in Algiers where the Super Eagles finished second.

But he missed the 1992 tournament despite featuring in some of the qualifiers.

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However, Amokachi disclosed that not being part of the Eagles squad was a blessing in disguise for him.

“I was on fire at my club and my club, the NFA then and Clemens Westerhof sat down and agreed and gave me the permission to stay away (from 1992 AFCON),” Amokachi said in his radio programme ‘The Bull’s Pit’ on Brila FM on Monday.

“And I think it helped propel me in Europe that year because that was the season I won my first Championship with Brugge, we became champions, that was the season I scored the…

Source: Complete Sports