Flying Eagles coach John Obuh has hailed the Africa Cup of Nations triumph of the senior national team led by Stephen Keshi, saying this will galvanise the country's other teams to victory as well.
Nigeria on Sunday pipped Burkina Faso 1-0 to emerge African champions since their last conquest 19 years ago in Tunisia.
As a result of Sunday's win, Nigeria are now champions at both full international and U20 levels.
"What the Eagles achieved in South Africa is a massive boost to Nigeria football. It can only inspire other national teams to also aim for the stars," said Obuh.
"Keshi has to be commended by his confidence in players from the Nigerian Premier League. It was this confidence that allowed the likes of Godfrey Oboabona and Sunday Mba to shine in South Africa."
Three of the players on the Eagles championship-winning squad started out with Obuh - Ogenyi Onazi (U17, U20), Kenneth Omeruo (U17, U20) and Ahmed Musa U20).
The Flying Eagles are due to defend their African crown, which they incidentally won also in South Africa in 2011.
The 2013 African Youth Championship will kick off on March 16 in Oran, Algeria, and Nigeria are drawn in Group B along with Gabon, DR Congo and Mali.