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Keshi wins title as player and now as coach
February 10th, 2013 5:45PM
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[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS] Stephen Keshi, who once played in the U.S. lower divisions with the Sacramento Scorpions and CCV Hydras, became the second person to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach when he led Nigeria to the 2013 title. Sunday Mba's volley in the first half was the difference as the Super Eagles edged Burkina Faso, 1-0, in Sunday's final in Johannesburg.

Highlights: Nigeria-Burkina Faso

With the exception of Chelsea's John Mikel Obi, Nigeria's 2013 team lacked the big-name players of the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations championship team Keshi captained.

Nigeria won the 1994 title with such stars as Jay-Jay Okocha, Sunday Oliseh, Rashidi Yekini, Daniel Amokachi and Emmanuel Amuneke. It did not defend its title because of a diplomatic dispute between Nigeria and South Africa, but many of them were on the team that captured the gold medal in men's soccer at the Atlanta Olympics two years later.

Mikel's Chelsea teammate, Victor Moses, also started for the Super Eagles in the final. Mba and defender Godfrey Obobona play in Nigeria, while the other seven starters represented clubs in seven different countries.

Egyptian Mahmoud Al Gohari also won the Africa Cup of Nations as a player (1959) and coach (1988).

Nigeria XI:
1 Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel)
3 Elderson (Braga, Portugal)
5 Efe Ambrose (Celtic, Scotland)
14 Godfrey Obobona (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria)
22 Kenneth Omeruo (ADO, Netherlands)
8 Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine)
10 John Mikel Obi (Chelsea, England)
17 Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio, Italy)
11 Victor Moses (Chelsea, England)
15 Ikechukwu Uche (Villarreal, Spain)
19 Sunday Mba (Warri Wolves, Nigeria)

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