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Burkina Faso and Nigeria drew 1-1 in a Africa Cup of Nations clash on Monday night.

Posted: 21 January 2013 Time: 22:02

Alain Traore stabbed in with the last kick of the game to give Burkina Faso a 1-1 draw against Nigeria in a Nations Cup clash on Monday night.

Emmanuel Emenike shot Nigeria in front in the first-half, as the Super Eagles looked in dominant control.

But they failed to kill the game off despite creating a multitude of chances. And when Efe Ambrose was sent off with 15 minutes to play, things took a dire turn.

Keshi threw on Kenneth Omeruo to steady his backline, and the Eagles looked like they would hold on for the point, but a rash decision to go for the killer goal late on left the Nigerian exposed, and Burkina Faso broke with extreme menace.

The Nigeria defence failed to clear the ball and the substitute, Traore arrived late to poke home from close-range, and break Nigeria hearts.

The result leaves Group C all square, after Zambia and Ethiopia also drew 1-1 earlier on in the day.

Previous comments on this story...

Champ of all
posted: 10:23 pm
Shame, but atleast Nigeria scored...same can't be said about the host nation. Credit to the stallions.
posted: 10:26 pm
Keshi should be blamed for this... He has the materials but his subtitutions were in error...why removing emenike? Ike should be told in clear terms to stop playing adolescents style of football... Yobo caused that equalising goal by not being dirty at that stage of the game....
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 10:27 pm
Thats what you get for using Motorbikes as a means of public transport jou foolish drug dealers...
Clever boys
posted: 10:28 pm
thanks Keshi for not playing Moses
posted: 10:28 pm
if u play and refree is not helping u . ur a finished in that match refree was partial every body saw it . i don't blame super eagles . i don t want that ogude in that pitch his not where to be found mikel was doing double job . infact it was destined and planned that the match will end draw . let,s look forward to the next match . greetings and kisses from snowy london . cheers mate . be cool
posted: 10:28 pm
Keshi and heart attack football cost us the game.
Sia'a team scores 3 goals today.
And Yobo was poor, very poor.

posted: 10:30 pm
for those in the U.S, you can watch the games live on ESPN3.

Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 10:31 pm
Where is that chump named Good Luck from Naija who came here and insulted us? Maybe he'll understand me in his Ibo language when I say, "Kompa meni me doshon se waka nibe." Translation: "Ziveze wena mgodoyi ndini sikuhlaze!"

Back to the game. Oh, what a bore. But as the coaches have said, the first two opening games were far more of a deploring site to stomach. However, I still say this Nigerian generation has become weak but at least I saw a lot of team work and less individualism from the Naija players. Now I know why Keshi left Odemwingie aka 'Twitter Gangster' and crew behind.

Burkina Faso, wow. They have that Never-Say-Die attitude which is synonamous with Ezimnyama Ngenkani. I applaud them for that performance and maybe they could go as far as the quarters. They made Nigeria sweat.

Up The Bucs...
posted: 10:37 pm
I think the referee was the man of the match... I am not sure he has not been influenced...
Keshi has rhe greater fault, Yobo next and Ike uche who couldn't play with the team...
But I am bitter that such officiating still exists. It was like watching Manchester United with Howard Webb at the centre... He practically showed some francophone's bias... But the biggest blame should go to our team...
posted: 10:38 pm
What these SA moegoes dont realize is that zambia and nigeria actually SCORED. Banyana banyana on the other hand were on the pitch to HIDE according to their own coach. They blamed nerves. Idiots!!! And they have the temerity to dream of winning the cup. Good heavens have mercy! It is this 30% pass mark you people have that makes you all mad
Navigator Wonder
posted: 10:40 pm
Nigeria,Zambia,Ghana and South Africa need to pull up their socks we want an entertaining Tournament please and ohhh Nigeria sucks they are a has been and if SA go to the next round and Nigeria too and we meet we would beat them they don't scare me anymore but Obi Mikel is a Germ yoh salute
khosi fan aka thami
posted: 10:48 pm
wsh u loose all natches u bloddyfoolll i hate with passion.u ar useless u ar jst addng numberz weak team with too much mouth mxm u ar weak we as mzans we wil qualify shame on u and zambiaaaaaaa
posted: 10:50 pm
@Anonymous, the ref was bad to Zambia too. Mbesuma had his shirt pulled and every striker gets a penalty for that bad that Gabonese ref gave Mbesuma a yellow card.. This is one reason why Africa refs never make it to officiate for the world cup because of stupidity like that. African refs are horible period. I did not watch the Nigeria game because of work, but if the ref was biased against you guys, then I hear you. Good luck against us on friday, you will really need it.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 10:54 pm
I don't think Naija played that badly...

I saw a very disciplined Nigerian team... well organized, direct, and the commitment was there... they were just got unstuck by the humidity, even Keshi was sweating....

Yes the days of bo Jay Jay are gone but that is due to players allowing themselves to lose thier roots.... eg.. Chelsea transformed & completely destroyed Mikel Obi he is now a full-blown robot compared to the u/20 World Cup days...

Europe with its A-licenses & tactical nonsense is killing our Africaness... Neo-Colonialism...
posted: 10:54 pm
Nigeria ll never be da same, Obi s weak, do u ve someone lyk Jay Jay n sunday oliseh there was no creativity only runners musa nt creative on there other side burkina faso thy ve some creative plyrs but plyng far frm da captain he s gt no support, da 11 of bf s da best
posted: 11:00 pm
Just make a lot of noise, SA. Your talent is noise. But bahider bahider are going nowhere
CJB Ramses III
posted: 11:09 pm
El Solposted: 10:15 pm  |  Report
Hehehe these Muslim abused Nigerians talks too much,they think this is nyaope/cocaine trafficking , bloody chinekes ihate them with paSsion..makwerekwere amasimba

You're not an animal mfanaka, show some class.... be a bigger man... become a mensch...
posted: 11:10 pm
Baipata baipata are coming home to watch the rest of the games with the families
neg60 (khosi 1970)
posted: 11:10 pm
Drug dealers aka career perishers/distroyers were held by bukinafaso in a 1-1 draw
posted: 11:43 pm
I would have secure that only goal after the red card if i was the coach with 4-4-1 formation.Thats what i thought keshi was going to do but he lack the knowledge.It was just few minutes to go.What a coach.However,this match has been played before now and you all will remember my dream soon.

I still have a dream which i will reveal later but the earlier we realize we dont have a coach and stop bragging the better.@Futbol-Aficionado,YES,Siasia would have done better than this big mouth coach.
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