Nigeria's run brings back memories of 1990s team
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -Nigeria is in position to win the African Cup of Nations again thanks to impressive performances that has brought back memories of the 1990s team which dominated African football.
Nigeria will play Burkina Faso at Soccer City on Sunday trying to win its first title since 1994, when it ruled the continent with players such as Finidi George, Jay-Jay Okocha and Emmanuel Amuneke.
It was the team to beat in Africa back then, dreaded even by the traditional European teams when they had to cross paths from time to time.
Today's Nigeria, coached by the captain of that 1994 team, Stephen Keshi, is hoping another victory at the African Cup after nearly two decades will help steer the team back to its glory days.