Nigeria Captures First Africa Cup of Nations

by Blogburger on February 11, 2013

Nigeria won its first Africa Cup of Nations title since 1994, beating Burkina Faso, 1-0, on Sunday Mba’s left-footed volley in the 40th minute. Victor Moses, who recovered from an ankle injury just in time to play, was voted the best player of the match. ¶ Manchester United opened a season-high 12-point lead in the Premier League, beating Everton, 2-0, at Old Trafford on goals by Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie. Giggs, 40, became the only person to score in every season of the Premier League, which began in 1992-93. ¶ Lionel Messi extended his Spanish league record by scoring in a 13th straight match, and Barcelona routed visiting Getafe, 6-1. ¶ Under heavy security, a… – International English News

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