The super eagles of Nigeria claimed their third Africa Cup of Nations title on Sunday night, after a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in the AFCON 2013 final played at Soccer City in Johannesburg South Africa.
One goal from Sunday Mba five minutes before half time was enough to give the super eagles of Nigeria the AFCON 2013 trophy after 19 years of winning the second title. It was a deserved victory for the Super Eagles who made most of the running in the game.
The game was played in front of about 85,000 fans in Johannesburg, bringing to an end an entertaining three weeks of football.
Emmanuel Emenike who was the eagles leading scorer, failed to recover from a hamstring injury, was replaced by Ike Uche who was also substitute by Ahmed Musa in the second half.
Nigeria was able to hold on for what is a famous win in a tournament in which they entered to low expectations.
Stephen Keshi made history, being the second Nigerian coach to win the African Cup of Nations as a player and as a coach. Christian Chukwu achieved this fit in 1994 with Clemence Westerhof when the super eagles became African champions for the second time.
Eagles victory photos
The President Good luck Jonathan and his family were not left out of the celebration.
A Naija fan supporting the super eagles..