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Nigeria, Burkina Faso square off in Afcon final

THE curtain comes down on the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 tonight when favourites, the Super Eagles of Nigeria take on underdogs, the Stallions of Burkina Faso in the final at the National Stadium in Johannesburg.

Kickoff is 8pm.

Tickets to the 94 736-seater stadium, have been sold out and the Nigerians, with such a huge population in South Africa, are expected to paint the venue green and white. Fifa president Sepp Blatter arrived from Botswana for the final and will be guest at the match with South African president Jacob Zuma and long serving Confederation of African Football leader Issa Hayatou.

Nigeria will be chasing their third African title in history.

Burkina Faso who had not won a game for 15 years before this Afcon edition, are unbeaten in this campaign and have only conceded two goals in open play while the Super Eagles have let in four on their way to the final. The winner of tonight’s match will also represent Africa in the Fifa Confederations Cup in Brazil from June 15-30 this year.

FROM WELLINGTON TONI IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.

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