Nigeria and Burkina Faso seek African Cup title

The final will be a rematch of the teams' opener in Group C, which ended in a 1-1 draw after Nigeria conceded an injury-time equalizer in Nelspruit. Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation with more than 160 million people, but many there may not be able to watch the final because local television channels were not able to secure broadcast rights to the tournament.

updated: February 09, 2013 19:35 IST
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Johannesburg: Nigeria will be trying to lift the African Cup trophy again after nearly two decades when it faces a Burkina Faso team hoping for an upset and its first major title on Sunday.

Nigeria is back in the final after 13 years and has a chance to win the title for the first time since it dominated African football in the 1990s.

Burkina Faso is in its first final and enters the decisive match looking to shock African football just like Zambia did when it beat Ivory Coast last year.

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