Register Login Scores

PSL

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

Chiefs v Sundowns Postponed For Two Months

146 Dec 12, 2019 12:27 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

20 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

39 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso: If We Benefitted, It’s About Time

187 Dec 12, 2019 10:52 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Players With Most MOTM Awards Revealed, CR7 Not In Top 20

17 Dec 13, 2019 12:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Breaking: Pirates Announce New Coach

203 Dec 10, 2019 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Highest-Ranked Clubs In The World

10 Dec 10, 2019 02:29 PM in World News

10 Wonderkids Who Didn't Live Up To Expectations At Man Utd

Dec 13, 2019 07:17 PM in Manchester United

Zidane: We'll Eliminate Liverpool!

49 Dec 12, 2019 07:37 AM in Real Madrid

Sundowns Star Leaves Stadium On Crutches

17 Dec 12, 2019 09:18 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

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

Pirates Confirm Injuries To Trio, Update On Another

7 Dec 12, 2019 12:58 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

21 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Tade’s Emotional Downs Departure Explained

43 Dec 12, 2019 12:06 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns