Super Eagles AFCON 2013 Squad, Lineups From Group Matches To Final

Super Eagles AFCON 2013 Squad

The Africa Cup of Nation tournament in Africa took place from 19 January to February 10, and was held in the 2010 World Cup host nation, South Africa, but who and who were in the Super Eagles AFCON 2013 Squad?

History was made on February 10 at Soccer City in Johannesburg, as the 29th Africa Cup of Nations came to a climax and Nigeria were crowned winner.

So when next you are asked which country won the 2013 AFCON, you know the country to name, right. And regrettably too, that was when Nigeria last won AFCON.

And to find out how many times Nigeria has won African Nations Cup, read up my article on it where I listed all past AFCON winners since 1957 Till Date… You’ll also find the country that won AFCON the most there.

Nigeria were placed in Group C alongside Zambia, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. See the other teams and their groups below.

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1          Group A

  • South Africa
    • Cape Verde
    • Angola
    • Morocco

2          Group B

  • Ghana
    • Mali
    • Niger
    • DR Congo

3          Group C

  • Zambia
    • Nigeria
    • Burkina Faso
    • Ethiopia

4          Group D

  • Ivory Coast
    • Tunisia
    • Algeria
    • Togo

Lates Stephen Keshi took over the reins as coach of the Nigeria AFCON 2013 squad in November 2011 after the team failed to qualify for the 2012 AFCON, the first time in 26 years.

He took over the job at a time when the national team was low in confidence and started by getting players from the local league to play a greater part in the Nigeria squad of 2013.

They combined well to form a new Super Eagles that the country was proud of again.

Leading his third team to the AFCON – following stints with Togo and Mali – Keshi finally won his first AFCON title.

His experience garnered as a player where he led Nigeria to victory in 1994 was obviously applied to inspire this Nigeria squad AFCON 2013 to great things in South Africa.

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Ethiopia 0-2 Nigeria (Group C)

Ethiopia vs Nigeria AFCON 2013 Starting lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama
  2. Defender: Efe Ambrose
  3. Defender: Elderson Echiéjilé
  4. Defender: Godfrey Oboabona
  5. Defender: Kenneth Omeruo
  6. Midfielder: Sunday Mba
  7. Midfielder: John Obi Mikel
  8. Midfielder: Fegor Ogude
  9. Midfielder/Forward: Victor Moses
  10. Forward: Emmanuel Emenike
  11. Forward: Ikechukwu Uche

The two goals scored by Victor Moses via penalty in the 80th and 90th.

Zambia 1-1 Nigeria (Group C)

Nigeria vs Zambia AFCON 2013 Starting lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama
  2. Defender: Elderson Echiéjilé
  3. Defender: Godfrey Oboabona
  4. Defender: Kenneth Omeruo
  5. Midfielder: Nosa Igiebor
  6. Midfielder: John Obi Mikel
  7. Midfielder: Fegor Ogude
  8. Midfielder: Ogenyi Onazi
  9. Midfielder/Forward: Victor Moses
  10. Forward: Emmanuel Emenike
  11. Forward: Ahmed Musa

Nigeria’s goal scored by Emmanuel Emenike in the 57th minute.

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Nigeria 1-1 Burkina Faso (Group C)

Nigeria vs Burkina Faso 2013 Starting lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama
  2. Defender: Efe Ambrose
  3. Defender: Elderson Echiéjilé
  4. Defender: Godfrey Oboabona
  5. Defender/Midfielder: Joseph Yobo
  6. Midfielder: Nosa Igiebor
  7. Midfielder: John Obi Mikel
  8. Midfielder: Fegor Ogude
  9. Forward: Emmanuel Emenike
  10. Forward: Brown Ideye
  11. Forward: Ahmed Musa

Goal scored by Emmanuel Emenike in the 23rd minute.

Ivory Coast 1-2 Nigeria (Quarter Final)

Ivory Coast vs Nigeria AFCON 2013 Starting lineup:

  1. V Enyeama (c)
  2. E Ambrose
  3. K Omeruo
  4. G Oboabona
  5. Elderson
  6. Onazi
  7. J Obi
  8. S Mba
  9. V Moses
  10. E Emenike
  11. B Ideye

Goals scored by Emmanuel Emenike and Sunday Mba in the 43rd and 78th minute respectively.

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Mali 1-4 Nigeria (AFCON 2013 Semi-final)

Nigeria vs Mali AFCON 2013 Starting lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama
  2. Defender: Efe Ambrose
  3. Defender: Elderson Echiéjilé
  4. Defender: Godfrey Oboabona
  5. Defender: Kenneth Omeruo
  6. Midfielder: Sunday Mba
  7. Midfielder: John Obi Mikel
  8. Midfielder: Ogenyi Onazi
  9. Midfielder/Forward: Victor Moses
  10. Forward: Emmanuel Emenike
  11. Forward: Brown Ideye

Goals scored by Elderson Echiéjilé, Brown Ideye, Emmanuel Emenike and Ahmed Musa in the 25th, 30th, 44th and 60th minute respectively.

Nigeria 1-0 Burkina Faso (Final)

Nigeria vs Burkina Faso AFCON 2013 Starting lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama (captain)
  2. Defender: Efe Ambrose
  3. Defender: Elderson Echiéjilé
  4. Defender: Godfrey Oboabona
  5. Defender: Kenneth Omeruo
  6. Midfielder: Sunday Mba
  7. Midfielder: John Obi Mikel
  8. Midfielder: Ogenyi Onazi
  9. Midfielder/Forward: Victor Moses
  10. Forward: Brown Ideye
  11. Forward: Ikechukwu Uche

The only goal was scored by Sunday Mba in the 40th minute.

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Emenike was eventually named AFCON 2013 Golden Boot winner with a total of four goals. But Mubarak Wakaso of Ghana also scored four goals in that tournament.

You can see all the scorers in Africa Cup of Nations 2013 here.

Here are the 23 Super Eagles AFCON 2013 squad who won the competition.

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Super Eagles AFCON 2013 Squad

Player (Pos.)DOB (Age)Club (Country)
Vincent Enyeama (GK)29 August 1982 (aged 34)Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel )
Joseph Yobo (DF)6 September 1980 (aged 36)Fenerbahçe (Turkey)
Elderson Echiéjilé (DF)20 January 1988 (aged 28)Braga (Portugal)
Nwankwo Obiorah (MF)18 June 1989 (aged 27)Padova (Italy)
Efe Ambrose (DF)18 October 1988 (aged 28)Celtic (Scotland)
Azubuike Egwuekwe (DF)28 November 1988 (aged 28)Warri Wolves (Nigeria)
Ahmed Musa (FW)14 October 1992 (aged 24)CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Brown Ideye (FW)10 October 1988 (aged 28)Olympiakos (Greece)
Emmanuel Emenike (FW)10 May 1987 (aged 29)Spartak Moscow (Russia)
John Obi Mikel (MF)22 April 1987 (aged 29)Chelsea (England)
Victor Moses (FW)12 December 1990 (aged 26)Chelsea (England)
Reuben Gabriel (MF)25 September 1990 (aged 26)Kano Pillars (Nigeria)
Fegor Ogude (MF)29 July 1987 (aged 29)Vålerenga (Norway)
Godfrey Oboabona (DF)16 August 1990 (aged 26)Sunshine Stars (Nigeria )
Ikechukwu Uche (FW)5 January 1984 (aged 33)Villarreal (Spain)
Austin Ejide (GK)8 April 1984 (aged 32)Hapoel Be'er Sheva (Israel)
Ogenyi Onazi (MF)25 December 1992 (aged 24)Lazio (Italy)
Ejike Uzoenyi (MF)23 March 1988 (aged 28)Enugu Rangers (Nigeria)
Sunday Mba (MF)28 November 1988 (aged 28)Enugu Rangers (Nigeria)
Nosa Igiebor (MF)9 November 1990 (aged 26)Real Betis (Spain)
Juwon Oshaniwa (DF)14 September 1990 (aged 26)Ashdod (Israel)
Kenneth Omeruo (DF)17 October 1993 (aged 23)ADO Den Haag (Netherlands)
Chigozie Agbim (GK)28 November 1984 (aged 32)Enugu Rangers (Nigeria)

That is the list of all the players in the AFCON 2013 Nigeria squad.

All other 2013 Africa Cup Of Nations fixtures and result can be found here.

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