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Nigeria vs. Burkina Faso: Africa Cup of Nations Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterJanuary 21, 2013

Africa Cup of Nations: Group C

Fulltime: Nigeria 1 Burkina Faso 1

Goals: Emenike 23, Alain Traore 90+4 

Nigeria: Enyeama, Echiejile, Yobo, Oboabona, Ambrose, Ogude, Mikel, Igiebor, Ideye, Emenike, Musa. Subs: Agbim, Obiorah, Egwueke, Moses, Gabriel, Uche, Onazi, Uzoenyi, Mba, Oshaniwa, Omeruo, Ejide.

Burkina Faso: Soulama, Bakary Kone, Keba Paul Koulibaly, Panandetiguiri, Koffi, Djakaridja Kone, Pitroipa, Rouamba, Dah, Bance, Dagano. Subs: Diakite, Henri Traore, Alain Traore, Ouattara, Balima, Rabo, Kabore, Pan-Pierre Koulibaly, Wilfried Sanou, Abdou Razak Traore, Nakoulma, Germain Sanou.

Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)


Alain Traore scored with just seconds remaining to earn Burkina Faso a point in their opening Group C encounter with Nigeria.

The Nigerians had taken a 23rd-minute lead through Emmanuel Emenike but were guilty of missing a host of chances to seal the victory throughout the match.

Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose was dismissed with 15 minutes remaining for a second bookable offense. The Celtic player had been booked in the first half for a trip on Aristide Bance but saw red when he pulled back Jonathan Pitroipa.

Burkina Faso threw caution to the wind in the closing stages and Traore slammed home the late equalizer from a Pitroipa cutback.

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