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The Nigeria national football team the "Super Green Eagles are for the third time today, Sunday 10th February 2013 African Champions. Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

The best local pundits never believed, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, the local coach of the Super Eagles could bring them such a glory. With this achievement, he has undoubtedly attained the legendary status on the African continent. He is the first Nigerian to captain and also coach the national team in winning the African Cups of Nation.

Burkina Faso made history for coming second for the first time.

List of Africa Cup of Nations champions:

1957: Egypt 1959: Egypt 1962: Ethiopia 1963: Ghana 1965: Ghana 1968: Zaire 1970: Sudan 1972: Congo Brazzaville 1974: Zaire 1976: Morocco 1978: Ghana 1980: Nigeria 1982: Ghana 1984: Cameroon 1986: Egypt 1988: Cameroon 1990: Algeria 1992: Ivory Coast 1994: Nigeria 1996: South Africa 1998: Egypt 2000: Cameroon 2002: Cameroon 2004: Tunisia 2006: Egypt 2008: Egypt 2010: Egypt 2012: Zambia 2013: Nigeria

Titles:
7: Egypt 4: Cameroon, Ghana 3: Nigeria 2: Zaire
1: Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia Note: Zaire renamed Democratic Republic of Congo

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