Nigeria AFCON 2013 hero, Sunday Mba’s European career is about to take another turn for the worst with CA Bastia battling to beat the drop to the fourth tier of French league.
Mba, who suffered relegation with Bastia last season to drop to the third division, has so far made nine appearances for Bastia in the French National league with no goal to help his team.
15th placed Bastia drew 1-1 away to fellow relegation battlers Istres, with Mba on the bench for 90 minutes.
The former Warri Wolves playmaker has had the worst start ever imagined in Europe, for a player that was a hero in Nigeria after scoring the team’s winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in the final of the 2013 Cup of Nations.
An ownership tussle between Enugu Rangers and Warri Wolves discouraged teams who wanted him immediately after the Cup of Nations.
A winter move to France’s second division team Bastia in the winter of 2013 failed to provide the sparks he needed, as they were relegated and Mba was subsequently dropped by Nigeria for the 2014 World Cup.
Despite reports of a clause that allows the former Golden Eaglet skipper to leave Bastia if they fall to the third division, Mba against the report, remained with the team.