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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...

oga
posted: 10:04 pm
What a dreadful team. With the exception of Obi and Emenike, the whole bunch were just awful washed out. Keshi's team selection for this match let me down. What was Ogude and Ambrose doing on the pitch? This team has been exposed. the strikers with the exception of Emenike were dead. there was no midfield. I can't believe we performed this bad against a mediocre team. My hopes for this tournament are down. Yobo should please hands the captain armband to Obi, he is as useless as the half wit Ambrose who should be frozen out of the team along with Ogude.
topstarz
posted: 10:06 pm
I am mostly dissapointed in Yobo
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:06 pm
Thank you Burkina Faso, I hate these bloody loud mouths from Lagos
tame
posted: 10:07 pm
What a fergie equalizer.
Chickens of Africa
alhajibolaji554
posted: 10:07 pm
I stopped watching the game as soon as Efe got a red card and started watching again as Burkina Faso got a goal. Worst Game Ever...
ZambiaMan
posted: 10:08 pm
I thought Nigerians were talking smack on Zambia, turns out you ain't any better than us, we all sucked today. hope for the better.
ZambiaMan
posted: 10:10 pm
Thank you Burkina Faso, mon grande freres!
T'zozo
posted: 10:11 pm
Hahahahahahahahahahah........i love what happened. some Nigerian idiot came here and wrote sh**t about our team. We saw schoolboy defending by the Coke boys from Lagos. And that miss by Uche must rank as a miss of the century.
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 10:12 pm
Thank u Burkina Faso for forcing a draw against this good-for-nothing Nigerian team. They are so good in bad mouthing our country SA while at same they live under our umbrela nxaa!!
Futbol-Aficionado
posted: 10:12 pm
Edited version:

Many of us will continue to be vindicated. Nigeria conceding a cheeky goal on the last minute of added time is shameful. A nation of 160 million people strewn with overflowing talents in all spheres of life, we will continue to be a source of embarrassment to the whole world. Keshi was never the messiah and he cannot suddenly be the messiah of Nigerian football. This team will not do well judging by what I have seen. What a shame. Please, bring back Siasia. I give Keshi credit for being passionate about football coaching; but he lacks the talent to excel as a coach. It is quite glaring if one checks his records. Nigerians will resit any attempt by the goons at the NFF to hire a foreign coach. We have enough local materials to develop this country at all sectors. SHAME!

"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it."
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 10:12 pm
hahahahahahaahah idiots
NaijaBros
posted: 10:12 pm
I can't say I am surprised with yet another last minute equalizer against Nigeria. Guinea and Malawi did it and now Burkina Faso has done it as well. I am not impressed at all with our performance. The team that showed up to represent us was not the Super Eagles, it was their alter ego the Super Chickens. I won't blame Keshi and I won't even blame the players. The fact is we are average at best, we should admit it and move on from there. The only hope for us is most of the other teams are just as bad as we are.

Kudos to Mikel, I bet Odemwingie is laughing now. Such a shame.
atosandy
posted: 10:13 pm
This is bad. No cohension and we cannot even pass and play around with the ball. Imagine, to concede a goal at that last minute. To sum it up, it was really woeful. They should try and up their game if it is possible. God bless Nigeria.
Futbol-Aficionado
posted: 10:13 pm
Edited version:

Many of us will continue to be vindicated. Nigeria conceding a cheeky goal on the last minute of added time is shameful. A nation of 160 million people strewn with overflowing talents in all spheres of life, we will continue to be a source of embarrassment to the whole world. Keshi was never the messiah and he cannot suddenly be the messiah of Nigerian football. This team will not do well judging by what I have seen. What a shame. Please, bring back Siasia. I give Keshi credit for being passionate about football coaching; but he lacks the talent to excel as a coach. It is quite glaring if one checks his records. Nigerians will resit any attempt by the goons at the NFF to hire a foreign coach. We have enough local materials to develop this country at all sectors. SHAME!

"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it."
Futbol-Aficionado
posted: 10:14 pm
This team is a far cry from what we had with Siasia. Siasia should have been allowed to continue with the team regardless of the failure to qualify for AFCON 2011. I am not impressed in 2013 to see SE play like this against Burkina Fasso just a year before Brazil 2014. Keshi from what I have seen, is beneath Siasia's class. But, unfortunately we have a nation that thrives in mediocrity and abhors the truth. It will be a miracle to see this team in semi-final.


"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it.\"
CJB Ramses III
posted: 10:15 pm
A very commanding & professional display from Naija undone by the sub tropics humidity of Mpumalang....

Should have spent more Nairas on acclimatizing than camping somewhere in Europe...
Champ of all
posted: 10:17 pm
There are no small teams in the afcon, all qualified bar Bafana......but Williams Okpara was going to save that pass. Lol..
Lord Vincent
posted: 10:19 pm
Futbol-Aficionadoposted: 10:14 pm | Report
This team is a far cry from what we had with Siasia. Siasia should have been allowed to continue with the team regardless of the failure to qualify for AFCON 2011. I am not impressed in 2013 to see SE play like this against Burkina Fasso just a year before Brazil 2014. Keshi from what I have seen, is beneath Siasia's class. But, unfortunately we have a nation that thrives in mediocrity and abhors the truth. It will be a miracle to see this team in semi-final.


"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it.\"
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True! Siasia was on the right path it's unfortunate football federations are ran by shortsighted people
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
hi guys stop criticising the team the refree was horrible to nigeria team .
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 10:23 pm
Where is dat Drug Lord NaijaBros? Ur team wont match Ethiopia n Zambia...... They are da obvious candidates fr early exit on dat group...... So far it's clear dat Nigeria, Cape Verde, Bafana Bafana, Niger and Ghana wil not get past da group stages......these are average teams in their respective groups. This tournament is getng more n more interesting..... I jst love it wen I see teams displaying real african flair.
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