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AFCON 2013: Eagles Gift Stallions Late Equaliser

21 Jan 2013

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Eagles celebrating the goal scored by Emmanuel Emenike

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Ten-man Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw as Burkina Faso scored with the last kick of both sides' opening Group C match at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Alain Traore slid home in the 94th minute as the Super Eagles failed to stop Jonathan Pitroipa's cutback.

Emmanuel Emenike had opened the scoring after 23 minutes, showing great hunger to latch onto Ideye Brown's flick.

Kalu Uche should have doubled Nigeria's lead in a second half which changed when defender Efe Ambrose was sent off.

Although many Nigerians maybe quick to point to the soft sending off by the Algerian referee, Mohamed Benouza, as tilting the game the Burkina’s way, however, that does not account for the suicidal defending which ensured the match finished all square.

The result has only added pressure ahead of the next game against champions, Zambia, on Friday with all four teams in the group tied on one point each a win is critical in avoiding a possible quarter-final clash with Cote d’Ivoire..

Tags: Sports, Nigeria, Featured, AFCON 2013, Burkina Faso

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