Nigeria 1 Burkina Faso 0
Posted: Feb 10, 2013
Mba's fine strike ends 19 years of hurt as Super Eagles win third Africa Cup of Nations title
Nigeria claimed their third African Nations Cup title with a dominant performance over Burkina Faso in Johannesburg.
Sunday Mba fired the Super Eagles ahead with a superb volley five minutes before the break after a period of pressure saw Burkina Faso, competing in their first final, succumb to Stephen Keshi's side.
Wilfried Sanou came close to levelling for the Stallions midway through the second half but his brief flash of brilliance was extinguished by a top-drawer save by Vincent Enyeama.
It was Nigeria's first final since 2000 but they were hot favourites ahead of the match against the minnows from west Africa due to their 12-game unbeaten record.
Their win means coach Keshi becomes only the second man to win the cup as coach and player, following in the footsteps of Egyptian Mahmoud Al Gohari.
Today on Complete Sports
Most Recent Stories
- » Suarez Threatens Super Eagles (0 comments)
- » FIFA Welcome Flying Eagles (0 comments)
- » Heartland Striker Akor Rates League First Round Highly (0 comments)
- » Oduamadi, Echiejile Lead In Confeds Players Ranking (0 comments)
- » Joseph: 'Eagles Shouldn't Give Uruguay Too Much Respect' (0 comments)
- » Turkey 2013: FIFA Deny Two Nigeria Officials Accommodation (0 comments)
- » David Luiz: Come Get Me! (0 comments)