Last Updated: 10/02/13 8:23pm
It's all over here at the National Stadium as Nigeria are crowned 2013 AFCON champions after defeating Burkina Faso 1-0 thanks to that Sunday Mba goal. What a game what a tournament what a privilege to have witnessed it all, thank you for joining us and good night...
Burkina Faso again contrive to give the ball away in their own box but Ideye is just beaten to the ball by Diakite.
Musa goes on a super run down the left and delivers a good low cross to no one but Koffi's poor touch allows Ideye to sneak in but he can't finish from close range.
Koulibaly gives Nigeria a free-kick on the edge of the box for a foul on Ideye. Can they add to their lead...?
Sanou then forces a world-class save from Enyeama at the other end that was sneaking in at the back post...
Musa falls at the crucial moment in the Burkina Faso box just as he looked to pick up a neat through pass from Ambrose.
But their are certainly raising their game and win a succession of corners that Nigeria are struggling to deal with...Ambrose heads clear the third corner allowing the Super Eagles to break.
Some great football there from Nigeria as the ball eventually breaks to Onazi who drives into the box before being well tackled by Rouamba.
Some good work from Nakoulma earns Burkina Faso a corner but the ball is overhit as Rouamba tries to get his header in at the back post - and Nigeria break through Moses - but he delays hit pass and eventually shoot into a number of defenders, with the ball finding its way into the hands of Diakite.
Moses does brilliantly to drive across the big box before feeling Ideye who turns his man expertly and drives a shot from almost on the goal-line across the face of goal...
It's Nigeria in the ascendancy but while they look comfortable in possession, they are creating very little so far...
The referee has brought this intriguing first half to a close with Nigeria edging their opponents 1-0 thanks to Sunday Mba's great finish...
Mba can't find the target this time as he fires over from a central position on the edge of the box.
Rouamba releases Pitroipa down the left but for once the player's touch alludes him and the ball is stolen from him without so much as a stare in anger...
Bance shows his skill and power once again as he brings the ball down on his chest on the edge of the box, but his accuracy is lacking as he can't keep his shot on target.
A Gazza-esque finish from Mba who chipped the ball over Mohamed Koffi before powering the ball into the back of the net. Uche and Moses had combined well down the right and when the latter's shot was blocked, it broke to the goalscorer who needed no help before finishing well.
Bakary Kone is the target for the resultant free-kick, but he can't get his header on target at the back post.
Nigeria have lost their way a bit and are not trying to break down Burkina Faso with long balls over the top.
Florent Rouamba is carded for upending Moses - but really it was for an accumulation of a number of fouls.
Ambrose runs a full 40 yards straight down the middle of the park but his ball to Moses is over hit...
Sensational stuff from Ideye to turn his man on the edge of the box before playing Uche but his touch again lets his down and the ball runs through to the keeper.
Free-kick to Burkina Faso for a foul by Godfrey Oboabona on Prejuce Nakoulma - Bance hits a low shot just wide of Vincent Enyeama's left-hand post.
Bance tries his luck on the turn having brought the ball down on his chest but he skies his effort over the target.
Diakite has to be quick to get to a stinging low cross from the left from Moses who shifted up a gear to easily beat two defenders out wide on the left.
Let off for Burkina Faso there are Nigeria can't make the most of a misdirected backheel from Koulibaly just outside his side's box.
Super ball from John Obi Mikel to Ideye inside the box but his first touch lets him down and the chance is lost.
Some good interplay there from the Stallions as Pitroipa Aristide Bance play a neat one-two before a second return pass to the striker inside the box is just overhit.
Diakite almosts gifts Ideye an opening goal as he drops the ball in the box following the resultant set-piece but the Nigerian powers over the target from close range.
Good piece of skill from Victor Moses to keep a lost ball in play - he puts in a cross that is deflected out for a corner by Paul Koulibaly.
Ogenyi Onaz tries to play Ikechukwu Uche through on goal but his ball is easily cut out by Bakary Kone.
Despite a massive Nigerian support here at Soccer City, it seems the neutrals are favouring the Burkinabe...
There is a massive roar from the crowd as Jonathan Pitroipa gets on the ball but after driving over the half-way line is crowded out.
It's a composed start by the Super Eagles who knock the ball around their own half before Brown Ideye is released down the right - he feeds Efe Ambrose who tries to get in an early cross but his ball ends up in the arms of Daouda Diakite.
Team news is in and Nigeria have made one change with forward Ikechukwu Uche replacing the injured Emmanuel Emenike. But Chelsea's Victor Moses, who had an ankle injury, starts the match.
Nigeria, meanwhile, are sweating on the fitness of strike duo Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses, the former currently the top scorer at this year's AFCON with four goals, while the latter has two.
The decision comes as a timely one for the Stallions, who are without top-scorer Alain Traore through injury.
A massive boost for Burkina Faso is the availability of Jonathan Pitroipa after CAF rescinded the red card shown against the Black Stars, leaving the in-form playmaker eligible for selection.
That result came on the back of their inspired 2-1 win over pre-tournament favourites Ivory Coast in the last-eight, while they also went unbeaten in Group C, following up their 1-1 draw against the Copper Bullets with a 2-0 win over Ethiopia.
The Super Eagles, two-time continental kings, cruised past their last-four clash against Mali, smashing home four goals to romp to a 4-1 win.
Paul Put's men also dispatched Togo in the quarter-finals, while their progression past the group stages was secured by a goalless draw against defending champions Zambia after they had previously pummeled Ethiopia 4-0.
This clash marks the second time the sides have met in the South African showpiece, having played out a 1-1 draw in their Group C opener.
The Burkinabes, perhaps more so, have surprised observers to get to this stage, and they make history with their first-ever appearance at the tournament's showpiece encounter, having seen off one of the favourites Ghana on penalties in this week's semi-final.
Nigeria and Burkina Faso have both defied the odds to secure their place at the National Stadium in Johannesburg in a match that will decide the champions of the 2013 AFCON.