Nigeria and Burkina Faso are your 2013 Afcon Finalists. Here’s a look at the two teams, their previous performances, and their journey to the Afcon final.

NIGERIA: SUPER EAGLES vs

KEY PLAYERS:

Joseph Yobo, Peter Odemwingie, Taye Taiwo, John Mikel Obi, Elderson Echiejile, Shola Ameobi.

FULL SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheba/ISR), Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv/ISR)

Defenders: Efe Ambrose (Celtic/SCO), Elderson Echiejile (Braga/POR), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag/NED), Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars), Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod/ISR), Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce/TUR)

Midfielders: Reuben Gabriel (Kano Pillars), Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis/ESP), John Obi Mikel (Chelsea/ENG), Obiora Nwankwo (Calcio Padova/ITA), Fegor Ogude (Valerenga/NOR), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio/ITA)

Strikers: Sunday Mba and Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu), Emmanuel Emenike (Spartak Moscow/RUS), Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv/UKR), Victor Moses (Chelsea/ENG), Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Ikechukwu Uche (Villarreal/ESP)

 

ROAD TO FINALS:

Nigeria 1 – 1 Burkina Faso

Nigeria 1 – 1 Zambia

Nigeria 2 – 0 Ethiopia

Nigeria 2 – 1 Ivory Coast

Nigeria 4 – 1 Mali

HISTORY OF AFCON PARTICIPATION

16 Appearances, Best Finishes: Champions in 1980 & 1994

BURKINA FASO: STALLIONS 

KEY PLAYERS:

Alain Traore, Jonathan Pitriopa, Charles Kabore, Moumouni Dagano, Bakry Kone

FULL SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Soulama (Asante Kokoko/GHA), Germain Sanou (St Etienne/FRA), Daouda Diakité (Lierse/BEL)

Defenders: Mohammed Koffi (Petrojet/EGY), Henry Traoré (Ashanti Kotoko/GHA), Bakary Koné (Lyon/FRA), Mady Panandétiguiri (R. Antwerp/BEL), Paul Koulibaly (Dynamo Buccarest/ROU)

Midfielders: Wilfried Balima (FC Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), Florent Rouamba (FC Sheriff Tirasplo/MDA), Issouf Ouattara (Chernomorets Burgas/BGR), Préjuce Nakoulma (Gornik Zabrze/POL), Wilfried Sanou (Kyoto Sanga/JPN), Abdoul Razack Traoré (Lechia Gdansk/POL), Ali Rabo (Al Shorta/EGY), Charles Kaboré (Marseille/FRA), Djakaridja Koné (Evian Thonon-Gaillard/FRA), Jonathan Pitroïpa (Rennes/France), Alain Traoré (Lorient/FRA)

Strikers: Aristide Bancé (Augsburg/GER), Moumouni Dagano (Lekwiya/QAT), Pierre Koulibaly (Al Dhaid Sharja/ARE), Wilfried Hughes Dah (Al Dhaid Sharja/ARE)

 

ROAD TO FINALS:

Burkina Faso 1 – 1 Nigeria

Burkina Faso 4 – 0 Ethiopia

Burkina Faso 0 – 0 Zambia

Burkina Faso 1 – 0 Togo

Burkina Faso (3) 1 – 1 (2) Ghana

HISTORY OF AFCON PARTICIPATION

9 Appearances, Best Finish: 4th place in 1998