Nigeria win Africa Cup of Nation for 1st time since 1994

Nigeria won its first African Cup of Nations title since 1994, beating Burkina Faso 1-0  on Sunday.

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 Nigeria.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi captained the Super Eagles when they won in 1994. Nigeria also won the title in 1980.

Following its victory before a crowd of about 87,000 at Soccer City, 52nd-ranked Nigeria advanced to a first-round group with Spain, Uruguay and Tahiti at June’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.

Burkina Faso, ranked 92nd, was seeking its first title.

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