BY GODWIN AIKIGBE
Nigeria’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations hero, Sunday Mba refuses to be put down by his recent sacking by Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor.
The 28-year-old attacking midfieder went about this philosophically in a statement on social media on Tuesday, which he ended with best wishes to his fans.
“No life is perfect …jst live urs 🤜🏽 hppy newweek ✌🏽,” stated Mba, who along with three other players were recently declared surplus to requirements by Yeni Malatyaspor. The club later explained why they asked him to leave.
The coach of the modest side, Ertugrul Saglam said: “I want to explain to you that when we first came to Malatya, after the signing, we saw that the players we were working with last year, and during the pre-season were far away from modernity and far from. With the permission of Allah, Malatyaspor will continue to work in the Super League, where we will achieve great, modern and great achievements for many years. We have to let them leave.”
Mba was on his third season at Yeni Malatyaspor following his transfer from CS Bastia in 2014. He was a member of the squad that helped the club gain promotion to Turkish Super League last season.
Meanwhile, Okechukwu Azubuike and Austin Amutu are two other Nigerians still in Yeni’s books.