Stephen Keshi: 'Nigeria are not a great side yet'

Keshi: 'Nigeria not a great side yet'
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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi believes his side are not a great side yet, despite winning the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi believes that his side cannot yet be considered great, despite winning the Africa Cup of Nations this evening.

The Super Eagles beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final and although not the finished article, Keshi does admit that his team are on the right path.

Keshi was captain of Nigeria when they won the tournament in 1994 and insists that they must keep improving.

"We're not there yet," he told reporters.

"My plan was to build a good team for Nigeria when I came on board almost a year-and-a-half ago.

"Now we are on the path to building a great side."

Having won the tournament, Nigeria will represent Africa at the Confederations Cup in the summer.

Nigeria's Sunday Mba celebrates alongside teammates after scoring against Burkina Faso in the African Cup of Nations final on February 10, 2013
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