Nnamdi Oduamadi is the man who broke Kenyan hearts. Playing in his second international, the Italian-based striker scored four minutes into injury time in a FIFA World Cup™ qualifier in March against Kenya, denying the East Africans a first-ever victory against the Super Eagles.


The match against the Harambee Stars came just under two years after Oduamadi was first capped for his country. He moved to Italy as an 18-year-old and signed for Serie A giants AC Milan, where he played in the clubs' youth ranks, helping the Under-20 side win the Coppa Italia in 2010 after a 25-year-wait.


In the same year, he came on as a late substitute for his first Serie A match, but was then later loaned out to Serie B club Torino to get some match experience. At the start of the 2012/3 season he moved to Varese on loan and his form for the Serie B team saw him being recalled to the Super Eagles. Oduamadi missed out on playing at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2009 when a hamstring injury prevented him from travelling to Egypt with the squad. He also failed to be in contention for a place in the Nigerian CAF Africa Cup of Nations squad earlier this year due to an injury.