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Football: Nigeria Cup of Nations factfile

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Factfile for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finalists Nigeria:

Results: Burkina Faso 1-1, Zambia 1-1, Ethiopia 2-0 (Gp C), Ivory Coast 2-1 (quarter-final), Mali 4-1 (semi-final)

Scorers: Emmanuel Emenike (4), Victor Moses (2), Sunday Mba, Elderson Echiejile, Brown Ideye, Ahmed Musa

Coach: Stephen Keshi

Captain: Joseph Yobo

Key player: Striker Emmanuel Emenike has been a four-goal revelation

Rankings: CAF 9, FIFA 52

Nickname: Super Eagles

Previous appearances: 16 (1963: first rd, 1976, 1978: third, 1980: champions, 1982: first rd, 1984, 1988, 1990: runners-up, 1992: third, 1994: champions, 2000: runners-up, 2002, 2004, 2006: third, 2008: quarter-finals, 2010: third)

Match record: P85 W45 D21 L19 F122 A82

Record win: South Africa 4-0

Record losses: Algeria 1-5, Sudan 0-4

Squad

Goalkeepers: 23. Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers), 16. Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be'er Sheba/ISR), 1. Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv/ISR)

Defenders: 5. Efe Ambrose (Celtic/SCO), 3. Elderson Echiejile (Braga/POR), 6. Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), 22. Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag/NED), 14. Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars), 21. Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod/ISR), 2. Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce/TUR)

Midfielders: 10. John Obi Mikel, 11. Victor Moses (both Chelsea/ENG), 12. Ruben Gabriel (Kano Pillars), 20. Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis/ESP), 4. Obiora Nwankwo (Calcio Padova/ITA), 13. Fegor Ogude (Valerenga/NOR), 17. Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio/ITA)

Strikers: 19. Sunday Mba, 18. Ejike Uzoenyi (both Enugu), 9. Emmanuel Emenike (Spartak Moscow/RUS), 8. Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv/UKR), 7. Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow/RUS), 15. Ikechukwu Uche (Villarreal/ESP)

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