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In Pictures: Nigeria v Burkina Faso - African Cup of Nations Final 2013

February 11, 2013

Nigeria celebrate after the winning goal in the African Cup of Nations 2013 final. Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Nigeria celebrate after the winning goal in the African Cup of Nations 2013 final.  Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Victor Moses of Nigeria is sent flying by Burkina Faso's Florent Rouamba. Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Victor Moses of Nigeria is sent flying by Burkina Faso's Florent Rouamba.  Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama saves the ball while challenged by Prejuce Nakoulma of Burkina Faso. Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama saves the ball while challenged by Prejuce Nakoulma of Burkina Faso. Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Aristide Bance rises for a header against Nigeria. Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Aristide Bance rises for a header against Nigeria.  Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Nigeria's Brown Ideye, Daouda Diakite and Keba Paul Koulibaly of Burkina Faso all clash for the ball. Lee Warren / Gallo Images/Getty Images
Nigeria's Brown Ideye, Daouda Diakite and Keba Paul Koulibaly of Burkina Faso all clash for the ball. Lee Warren / Gallo Images/Getty Images
The closing ceremony gets underway at the National Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Duif du Toit / Gallo Images/Getty Images
The closing ceremony gets underway at the National Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Duif du Toit / Gallo Images/Getty Images
Brown Aide Ideye looks for a way past Bakary Kone on his way to the Burkina Faso goal. Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Brown Aide Ideye looks for a way past Bakary Kone on his way to the Burkina Faso goal.  Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel of Nigeria is booked. Photo by Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel of Nigeria is booked. Photo by Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images/Getty Images
John Obi Mikel celebrates with the trophy. Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images/Getty Images
John Obi Mikel celebrates with the trophy.  Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images/Getty Images
Nigeria players celebrate after winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Nigeria players celebrate after winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations.  Ian Walton/Getty Images
Nigeria's players celebrate around the stadium after their Nations Cup victory. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Nigeria's players celebrate around the stadium after their Nations Cup victory.  Ian Walton/Getty Images
A Birkina Faso fan watches on from the stands. Pic: Ian Walton/Getty Images
A Birkina Faso fan watches on from the stands. Pic: Ian Walton/Getty Images
A makes a bold prediction at the final. Ian Walton/Getty Images
A makes a bold prediction at the final.  Ian Walton/Getty Images
A Nigeria fan makes himself heard at the Africa Cup of Nations final. Pic: Ian Walton/Getty Images
A Nigeria fan makes himself heard at the Africa Cup of Nations final. Pic: Ian Walton/Getty Images
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi watches anxiously from the dugout. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi watches anxiously from the dugout. Ian Walton/Getty Images
A fan watches on during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final. Ian Walton/Getty Images
A fan watches on during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Burkina Faso coach Paul Put watches on. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Burkina Faso coach Paul Put watches on.  Ian Walton/Getty Images
African dancers during the closing ceremony light up the stadium during the closing ceremony. Pic: Ian Walton/Getty
African dancers during the closing ceremony light up the stadium during the closing ceremony.  Pic: Ian Walton/Getty
John Mikel Obi is tackled by Burkina Faso's Charles Kabore. Ian Walton/Getty Images
John Mikel Obi is tackled by Burkina Faso's Charles Kabore. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Sunday Mbah of Nigeria is tackled by Charles Kabore. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Sunday Mbah of Nigeria is tackled by Charles Kabore.  Ian Walton/Getty Images
Ian Walton/Getty Images
Ian Walton/Getty Images
Nigeria's support were out in force in Johannesburg. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Nigeria's support were out in force in Johannesburg. Ian Walton/Getty Images
A Burkina fan watches on in Soccer City. Ian Walton/Getty Images
A Burkina fan watches on in Soccer City. Ian Walton/Getty Images
A Burkina Faso supporter cheers ahead of the kick off. Francisco Leong/AFP
A Burkina Faso supporter cheers ahead of the kick off.  Francisco Leong/AFP
Supporters cheer ahead of the kick off of the 2013 African Cup of Nations at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. Francisco Leong/AFP
Supporters cheer ahead of the kick off of the 2013 African Cup of Nations at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. Francisco Leong/AFP
Burkina Faso's supporters bang the drum for their side ahead of kickoff. Francisco Leong/AFP
Burkina Faso's supporters bang the drum for their side ahead of kickoff.  Francisco Leong/AFP
Eyes on the prize: The African Cup of Nations on display at Soccer City. Stephane De Sakutin/AFP
Eyes on the prize: The African Cup of Nations on display at Soccer City.  Stephane De Sakutin/AFP
Supporters cheer and blow vuvuzelas at Soccer City ahead of kick-off. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP
Supporters cheer and blow vuvuzelas at Soccer City ahead of kick-off.  Stephane de Sakutin/AFP
Burkina Faso's midfielder Wilfried Sanou reacts after missing a goal opportunity. Ben Stansall/AFP
Burkina Faso's midfielder Wilfried Sanou reacts after missing a goal opportunity.  Ben Stansall/AFP
Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi talks to Burkina Faso's midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa. Issouf Sanogo/AFP
Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi talks to Burkina Faso's midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa.  Issouf Sanogo/AFP
Burkina Faso captain Charles Kabore receives the runner-up trophy from South African President Jacob Zuma, and Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou, after the final whistle. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP
Burkina Faso captain Charles Kabore receives the runner-up trophy from South African President Jacob Zuma, and Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou, after the final whistle.  Stephane de Sakutin/AFP
Nigerian football fans sit outside the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos to watch the final on big screens. Emmanuel Arewa / AFP
Nigerian football fans sit outside the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos to watch the final on big screens. Emmanuel Arewa / AFP
Artists perform around giant Nigerian and Burkina Faso flags dat the closing ceremony in Soccer City. Alexander Joe/AFP
Artists perform around giant Nigerian and Burkina Faso flags dat the closing ceremony in Soccer City. Alexander Joe/AFP
Nigeria's players celebrate with the trophy after winning the African Cup of Nations. Ben Stansall/AFP
Nigeria's players celebrate with the trophy after winning the African Cup of Nations.  Ben Stansall/AFP
Sunday Mba celebrates his goal. Lee Warren / Gallo Images/Getty Images
Sunday Mba celebrates his goal.  Lee Warren / Gallo Images/Getty Images
Burkina Faso's goalkeeper Daouda Diakite looks at the goal scored by Nigeria's forward Sunday Mba. Alexander Joe/AFP
Burkina Faso's goalkeeper Daouda Diakite looks at the goal scored by Nigeria's forward Sunday Mba.  Alexander Joe/AFP