Africa Cup 2013: Nigeria champion for the third time

Nigeria champion

The football team of Nigeria’s over 19 years of drought and has been the Africa Cup of 2013, the third in its history. The last time the Green Eagles took the title was in 1994, winning the final two goals of Zambia with former Barcelona Amunike. He is now coach of Nigeria, Stephen Keshi, was the captain of that team became champion.

Today he has had to live this triumph Keshi off the bench as coach of the team that won in the end to Burkina Faso. The Colts had been the surprise team of the tournament, making access for the first time to a final and winning the sympathy of the people, who always combines with the underdog, and even did their part were unable to break up Nigeria .

Nigeria champion

The final will be decided by just one goal, scored by midfielder Sunday Mba in the 40th minute of the first half. To reach this goal, the weapons used Nigeria has been using throughout this tournament: vertical attack and solid defense. So the team could control without break apart at any moment, and so prevented Burkina Faso dispusiera of occasions to have equaled the meeting.

This triumph in the 2013 Africa Cup also involves the classification of Nigeria for the Confederations Cup which takes place this summer in Brazil. The African team was drawn in the same group as Spain, precisely, so that will rival the Red during the tournament, along with Uruguay and Tahiti.

Thus ends an African Cup poor in football, as in the previous editions, but exciting fun times already by the surprises that always occur. Finally, we point you to the Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike was the top scorer of the tournament, and Jonathan Pitroipa, Hamburg striker and Burkina Faso, was chosen as the best player in this African Nations Cup.

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