Nigeria wins Africa Cup of Nations for third time

Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the 2013 African Cup of Nations, which was held in South Africa on 10 February

Sunday Mba's left-footed volley in the 40th minute led Nigeria to win 1-0 in Johannesburg clinching the country's third Africa Cup of Nations title. Mba also scored Nigeria's winner in the quarter-final against Ivory Coast on 3 February.

Chelsea and Nigerian footballer Victor Moses, who recovered from an ankle injury just in time to play, was voted man of the match.

It was Nigeria's seventh African Cup final, and it last won the tournament in 1994. Burkina Faso's previous best performance was reaching fourth after being beaten by the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the semi-finals in 1998.

Meanwhile Mali beat Ghana 3-1 to secure third place in the tournament at Port Elizabeth on 9 February.

The 29th edition of the African Cup of Nations began on 19 January and saw 16 teams play 30 matches.

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