2013 AFCON South Africa Final match results: Nigeria beats Burkina Faso 1-0, wins 3rd Nations Cup title. Sunday Mba's 40th minute goal was all Nigeria needed Sunday to beat Burkina Faso and lift its third Nations Cup title at the 2013 tournament in South Africa.
Burkina Faso, playing its first-ever final, fought back strongly after the goal, but never managed to equalise.
The Super Eagles celebrated the the win with a victory lap around the pitch.
Nigeria won Africa's top football tournament in 1980 and 1994, but the country's soccer fortunes have since dipped, until the latest victory.
By the win, Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi has made history by becoming only the second man in history to lift the trophy as a player and a coach, after Mohamed El Gohary of Egypt.
Keshi captained the Super Eagles team that won the trophy in 1994.