Nigeria Wins First Africa Cup Of Nations in 19 Years

Sandra Appiah February 11, 2013

Nigerian came in very strong and determined at the beginning of the 2013 AFCON games but no one could have predicted that they will take the cup.

The Super Eagles, as they are called, took home the prestigious title for the third time in AFCON’s history, and their first time in 19 years as they last took the cup in 1994 in a victory against Tunisia.

In the finals match today in South Africa, the team again defeated underdog Burkina Faso 1-0, with the winning goal scored by Sunday Mba. This was Burkina Faso’s first appearance at the AFCON finals. 

Victor Moses of Nigeria was honored as the champion of the match.

Nigeria Wins First Africa Cup Of Nations in 19 Years

Coach Stephen Keshi of Nigeria made history by becoming the second man to win Africa's top football prize as both a player and coach, matching the feat of Egyptian Mahmoud Al Gohari. He was the captain of the team when they defeated Tunisia in 1994 in the finals.

Nigeria will now represent the African continent at the Confederations Cup in Brazil later this year.

Congratulations to the 2013 Champions of Africa

Last Edited by: Updated: September 12, 2018


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