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Sunday Mba helps Nigeria to AFCON title with a delightfully skillful goal

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Nigeria won their third Africa Cup of Nations title, beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final. Midfielder Sunday Mba scored the match's only goal and it was one worthy of a title. In the 40th minute, Mba took control of a deflected ball just outside the box, flipped the ball over a defender's head and scored with a volley just before another defender could get to it.

Of course, a guy named Sunday had to be the star of a cup final taking place on a Sunday. Nigeria held on to the lead and sealed their first AFCON title since 1994.

With this result, the field for this summer's Confederations Cup is now complete. It will be: Brazil, Spain, Uruguay, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Nigeria and...Tahiti.

UPDATE: As commenter Dajk; points out, this also means a week of free hooker sex in Nigeria!

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