Register Login Scores

Stallions Deny Nigeria At The Death

Burkina Faso snatched an unlikely point when substitute Alain Traore struck at the death as they drew 1-1 with Nigeria's Super Eagles on Monday night.

Nigeria had taken the lead half-way through the first-half of their opening 2013 Africa Cup of Nations clash with the Stallions but after Efe Ambrose was sent off with 15 minutes to go, Burkina Faso snatched a share of the spoils.

The Super Eagles had the first chance 12 minutes in when Brown Ideye received the ball inside the area but he fired over before nodding wide three minutes later, instead of leaving it for the better placed Elderson Echiejile.

Burkina Faso were almost handed the lead in the 17th minute when Joseph Yobo gave possession to Jonathan Pitroipa but Wilfried Dah went on to hit the side netting.

The deadlock would finally be broken in the 23rd minute when Emenike got ahead of two defenders before pushing the ball home.

Burkina Faso responded with a free-kick in the 32nd minute but Djakaridja Kone and Aristide Bance failed to communicate and the chance was gone.

Moumoni Dagano was unable to make the most of a good chance after the break before forcing a good save from Victor Enyeama in the 63rd minute.

Ikechukwu Uche could have doubled Nigeria's lead two minutes later but sliced his shot wide and the Super Eagles would be cut down to 10 men soon after when Ambrose was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Despite this Uche had another chance six minutes later only to blast over the bar. That moment would come back to haunt them as Traore side-footed home in the dying seconds to snatch a stalemate.

nextarticle

Khenyeza, Ajax Deal Imminent

42 comments

Top 5

Middendorp: Football Is A Contact Sport...

129 Nov 12, 2019 07:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Frustrated CR7 Storms Off Pitch, Leaves Stadium? Sarri Responds

63 Nov 11, 2019 08:42 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Two Buccaneers On Suspension Tightrope

40 Nov 12, 2019 08:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Facing Two-Year Ban?

61 Nov 12, 2019 07:39 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Ronaldo Facing Two-Year Ban?

61 Nov 12, 2019 07:39 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

13 Players Who've Scored 50 Free-Kicks Or More

1 Nov 12, 2019 08:00 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

41 Epic Images From Chiefs Dramatic Derby Victory

20 Nov 10, 2019 12:01 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Frustrated CR7 Storms Off Pitch, Leaves Stadium? Sarri Responds

63 Nov 11, 2019 08:42 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Only Player Messi Asked To Swap Shirts With

8 Nov 14, 2019 02:34 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Middendorp: The Trophy Belongs To Sundowns

88 Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Inside Bafana Camp As They Prepare For Ghana

16 Nov 11, 2019 09:17 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Heartwarming Scenes As Mothiba Gives Fan Special Gift

5 Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM in Players Abroad