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Keshi: I'm So Proud

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi admits that he was delighted to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after his side beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final on Sunday night.

The Super Eagles triumphed thanks to a first-half goal from Sunday Mba, and saw Keshi become just the second person to win the tournament as a player and a coach.

"Winning this tournament is an honour. I came on board a year-and-a-half and my dream was to make all Nigerians happy," said Keshi in a post-match press conference.

"We're not there yet, but we're still in the process. We have been praying for this. It's not for me alone. I hope that more African coaches will get to this position and make their nation proud.

"There is a lot of potential in this team, but we have to be patient. I'm so, so proud of what they did in this tournament. They kept their concentration, and I'm happy about that. I hope it continues."

Asked about what was going on inside his head in the final five minutes as Burkina Faso searched for an equaliser, he added, "You don't want to know. So many things were going through my head in the final five minutes. But, the way the boys were working, it kept me going, I knew we'd get there."

Looking ahead to the Confederations Cup, he said, "Playing in the confederations cup in Brazil is an honour for Nigeria."

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