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AfCoN Final: Nigeria 1-0 Burkina Faso – Super Eagles See Off Stallions To Snaffle Third AfCoN Title (Photos & Highlights)

By Chris Wright

Can’t you read the sign? Nigeria are the WINNERS of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after beating surprise package Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final on Sunday evening to snaffle their third AfCoN title – squeezing out The Stallions thanks to a solitary goal from Sunday Mba, and a canny little volley it was too.

To be quite frank, we’ve been largely underwhelmed by this year’s tournament, what with the vast majority of group games being fairly ponderous and a high percentage of the goals coming from the spot. Safe to say we’re no closer to seeing an African side win the World Cup any time soon, indeed it seemed like the overall standard of African football has slipped ever so slightly since last year’s tournament.

Don’t get us wrong, there have been some corking games, but there’s been just a little too much filler to get us hooked.

Curmudgeonly griping: Over.



And here’s the referee steadfastly refusing to get involved in Nigerian ‘keeper Victor Enyeama’s shenanigans…



(Photos: PA)

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By Chris on February 11th, 2013 in International football, Newsnow, Photos, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

4 Responses to “AfCoN Final: Nigeria 1-0 Burkina Faso – Super Eagles See Off Stallions To Snaffle Third AfCoN Title (Photos & Highlights)”

  1. Nuno says:

    No mention on the “prize” the Nigerian players were promised a few days ago? (or was it for the whole Nigeria population?)

  2. […] that the tournament is done and dusted, we feel the only way to mark the AfCoN’s passing is to compile a round-up over the very […]

  3. mark says:

    hookers for everyone!

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