In addition to the Italian-made gold-plated trophy for the African Nations Cup in South Africa, a ticket to the FIFA Confederation Cup in Brazil in June will handed out to Sunday's winner of the 2013 AFCON between Nigeria and Burkina Faso.
According to a PANA Correspondent covering the event, the African team has been drawn in Group B where it will play against the current World Cup holders and European champions, Spain, Uruguay and Tahiti.
If Nigeria wins their third African Nations Cup here, it will be the second time the Super Eagles will feature in the competition of continental champions.
The Super Eagles played in the then Intercontinental Cup competition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1995, finishing second in Group B behind Argentina and had to play in the losers’ final, losing 4-5 on penalties to Mexico.
The most successful African team in the Confederation Cup is Cameroon which lost 1-0, after extra time, to hosts France.
The tournament is most remembered for the death of Cameroon player, Vivian Foe, on the pitch. The other African teams to have taken part include Cote d’Ivoire in 1993, Tunisia in 2005, Cameroon in 2003 and Egypt in 2009.