Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 in the hard-fought conclusion of the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations courtesy of Sunday Mba's first-half strike to become champions of Africa for the third time.
With Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi chasing history as the Super Eagles seek to end a two-decade CAF Africa Cup of Nations drought, Burkina Faso are lurking as dangerous dark horses. FIFA.com previews the continental decider.
Nigeria await their opponent in the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations final after the Super Eagles dominated Mali in a resounding 4-1 victory.
Victor Moses scored twice in the last ten minutes to earn Nigeria a 2-0 win over Ethiopia that sent them through to the quarter-finals at Zambia’s expense.
With Malawi drawn alongside two qualifiers, of which Namibia and Kenya look favourites, heavy-hitters Nigeria will fancy their chances in Group F, but a lacklustre record against minnows means they can't relax.
Although transfer activity has slowed over recent weeks, plenty of big deals have still been taking place, with Malaga active and Manchester United adding David De Gea and Ashley Young to their star-studded squad.