11/02/2013 - 03:30 | African Cup of Nations - Final | Venue : FNB Stadium | Referee : Djamel Haimoudi

Nigeria40' S.Mba1 - 0
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Burkina Faso 

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90'+4
Toby Keel

NIGERIA HAVE WON THE AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS! It's a third victory in the tournament for the Super Eagles, with Sunday Mba's goal the decider! Heartbreak for Burkina Faso, but absolute delight for Nigeria - and Enyeama celebrates the whistle by trying to lift the referee into the air!

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That will be the match - just seconds left now...

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Dagano takes it - but he's blasted it over. He simply HAD to at leat hit the target there, and he he furious with himself.

90'+2
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Ideye booked for deliberate handball - dangerous free kick, 25 yards out... Last big chance for Burkina Faso?

90'+1
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Four extra minutes to play....

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Ideye almost works another chance for Nigeria, but it seems they've already done enough...

89'
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Goal hero Mba comes off, Yobo on for Nigeria.

88'
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Nakoulma caught offside once more as he gets onto another overhit Kabore free kick - dead ball delivery has been very poor tonight for the underdogs.

87'
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Another let-off for Burkina Faso as Onzai's great cross from the left finds Ideye in the six-yard box - but he's unable to guide it past Diakite and it's off for a goal kick.

86'
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How did Nigeria not score there? A comedy of errors between four defenders and the keeper sees both Moses and Ideye with chances to poke the loose ball home, but neither gets to it.

85'
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Free kick for Burkina Faso on the left - woefully overhit by Kabore and straight off. Time running out fast.

84'
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Dagano comes on to try and spice up Burkina Faso's attack - Koulibaly makes way for him.

82'
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Mikel and Ideye stand over it... Ideye takes, but it's wasted, floated well over the goal.

81'
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Free kick to Nigeria just outside the box as Koulibaly backs into Ideye.

80'
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Nigeria come up on the counter and Mba has a go from 30 yards - miles wide and right.

79'
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Increasing sense of desperation from Burkina Faso in their attempts to get back into the match - they won't go down without a fight.

78'
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Nakoulma five yards offside making a run there - that's just not helping anyone. Unless they're Nigerian.

77'
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Pitroipa loses the ball while trying an inside-of-the-right-heel flick - still with the tricks even with 13 minutes left of the tournament.

75'
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Game really opening up now... A second goal seems almost certain, though there's no telling who will get it.

74'
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Burkina Faso charge straight up the other end - and so close to an equaliser! The two quick counter attacks leave Nigeria open at the back, and Sanou cuts in from the right to shoot. Clean effort straight at the bottom left corner, but palmed around the post by Enyeama! Stunning save!

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Kabore curls it in - and it's cleared, Nigeria break... AND IT'S A SHOCKER BY NIGERIA! Moses's pass puts Musa in free to score, but he trips on the turf as the ball comes to him in the open, 10 yards out!

73'
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The corner leads to a second, then a third as Ambrose heads clear.

72'
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Another corner now for Burkina Faso, conceded by Omeruo... Kabore to take again.

71'
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Kabore goes down under a challenge from Oshaniwa - yellow card, though replay suggests he was hard done by.

70'
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Corner to Burkina Faso, hit long and ends up getting headed straight off.

69'
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Possession stats have almost levelled out to 50-50 now - Burkina Faso pressing, Nigeria happy to play down the clock as we enter the final 20 minutes.

68'
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Oshaniwa comes on for the injured Echiéjilé.

67'
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Nice run by Moses up the right and he whips a cross in, but there's nobody there to meet it.

66'
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Burkina Faso end up making a change, bringing Sanou on to try and bolster their midfield.

64'
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Delay for an injury to Echiéjilé. Could be a sub here.

63'
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Kone tries a long-range effort more in hope and desperation than anything else, pulling it well wide.

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Free kick to Burkina Faso as Ambrose chops into Pitroipa - aimed at Bance, but Mikel gets there first to head clear.

61'
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Nigeria hit on the break, Ambrose trying to play Ideye through - but Kone steps in to clear.

60'
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Burkina Faso almost create a good chance as Pitroipa blasts up the right and delivers it to Nakoulma in the box - Nakoulma's attempt to deliver it back is poor, though, and Ambrose clears.

59'
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Good half-chance for Burkina Faso - Kabore's ball is right on Bance's head, and his glancing header on target demands a save from Enyeama.

59'
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Now Mikel gets himself put in the book as well by arguing with the ref over that booking - Pitroipa is hobbling off for more treatment and will miss the free kick taken by Kabore.

58'
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Omeruo gets booked for a tackle on Pitroipa - not much contact, but the Burkina Faso star player looks hurt.

57'
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Moses was trying to pass it through Panandetiguiri's legs for some reason - overcomplicating it just when a simple one would have done.

56'
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Fantastic chance for Moses! The defence opens up in front of him as he moves into the box with only Panandetiguiri and Diakite to beat... but he takes too long over it and his shot ricochets back off the encroaching Panandetiguiri.

55'
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Uche comes off, Musa is on for Nigeria - he picked up a knock in a tackle a few minutes ago.

54'
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Moses's corner is cleared by Kone, and Nakoulma is away on the counter - but his move is stopped as he ball bounces up off his hand.

53'
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Moses wins a corner as he tussles with Koffi - good chance for Nigeria.

52'
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Nigeria slowing the game down now, trying to keep the ball.

50'
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Bance comes up the right as Burkina Faso try to get on the front foot again, but his cross is poor, curling long and wide and straight off the pitch.

49'
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Even on the replay it seems amazing nobody got on to the end of that cross...

48'
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Great chance for Nigeria! Terrific run up the right by Uche and he smashes the ball straight across the six-yard box - but none of the Super Eagles lurking in the box can get a foot to it...

47'
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No half-time changes to report - Nigeria on the attack straight away...

46'
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The teams come back out and we're under way once more in Johannesburg.

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The whistle goes to end the half - Nigeria lead through Sunday Mba's superbly taken goal, but Burkina Faso have had enough chances to suggest this match is far from over.

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Wonderful chance again for Nigeria as Bance gives the ball away to Mba just outside the box - the Nigerian star can't keep his shot down this time.

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Two extra minutes to play.

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Slightly unbelievably it's the first time since 2004 that someone not from Egypt has scored in the Cup of Nations final!

44'
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Bance intercepts Obobona's clearance and has a crack from just outside the box - struck beautifully on the half-volley, but again he fails to keep it down.

43'
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Great work by Pitroipa as he charges into the box, wins the ball well and looks back for support - it's not there so he tries to go alone, but Obobona steps in to clear.

42'
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Lovely move by Burkina Faso as Bance heads for Nakoulma, who almost lobs Enyeama - but Nakoulma is ruled offside.

41'
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Absolutely brilliant finish by Mba - Nigeria have had very few clearcut chances, but are just about value for their lead.

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GOAL TO NIGERIA! It's Mba! Burkina Faso cut open as Victor Moses draws three defenders with fast footwork in the box - he shoots, and it ricochets back to Mba who storms forward from the left, takes two touches to beat two defenders and toe pokes past Diakite into the far corner!

38'
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The free kick finds Kone beyond the far post, but he goes for goal rather than heading back into the six-yard box - probably the wrong choice, but still a decent chance for Burkina Faso even as the ball slips past the right post.

38'
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Foul against Onazi on Panandetiguiri - yellow card and free kick 35 yards out on the left flank.

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Burkina Faso right-back Koffi heads back to Diakite under pressure from Moses - safely done and there's no opening.

36'
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It's being played at a steady pace so far - almost as if both sets of players are only too ready for it to go to extra time.

34'
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Uche unlucky not to get Nigeria a free kick outside the box as he's bundled aside by Kone. Good refereeing, letting the game flow well so far.

33'
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Another awful challenge from Rouamba, barging Moses in the back from behind and sending the Chelsea star flying. He's in the book for that.

32'
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Panandetiguiri almost forces a corner but Ambrose shepherds the ball off safeely without touching it.

31'
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Nigeroa have had 59% of the ball so far - but underdogs Burkina Faso coming in to it much more.

30'
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Another half chance for Nigeria as Uche so nearly puts Ambrose in on goal - but Kone scrabbles back to clear it.

29'
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Free kick to Nigeria now as Rouamba fouls.

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Bance hits it, smashing it low and wide to the left of the goal. A bit of a scuffy one.

27'
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Free kick to Burkina Faso, 35 yards out... Bance to take.

26'
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Kabore and Panandetiguiri almost work an opening, but the Nigeria defence closes in.

25'
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Bance collects a high ball on his chest, spins to make space to shoot and has a lash from 30 yards. Nice strike but high, and it gets half-way up seating.

24'
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Burkina Coach Paul Put looking on unconcernedly - he must know that even to have got this far represents a huge success for his men.

23'
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Free kick to Burkina Faso as Nakoulma is fouled by Echiejile.

22'
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Nigeria still bossing the game at the moment, keeping the ball very well.

21'
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Panandetiguiri wins a foul from Uche as the two tussle for a ball - first decision that's gone against Nigeria tonight.

20'
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Another good half-chance for Nigeria as Victor Moses speeds past two defenders on the left and pings the ball into the six-yard box. Diakite dives to take it with Ideye and Uche both lurking.

19'
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Shocking mistake by Koulibaly as he tries to backheel the ball clear on the edge of his own penalty box - and ends up delivering it straight to Ideye! Burkina Faso just about clear the danger, but that was a close call.

18'
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Good long ball into the box from Mikel for Ideye, but his first touch is poor and it runs off the pitch.

17'
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Corner played short to Pitroipa, who slips in the box to lose the ball and end the chance.

16'
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First corner for Burkina Faso won as Pitroipa's cross meant for Bance is hacked clear.

15'
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Nigeria look by far the more comfortable on the ball in this opening third of the first half. They've had 55% of the ball.

14'
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Clash of heads between Onanzi and Nakoulma - brief treatment required for both.

13'
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Nice counter by Nigeria sees Uche played in behind the back-four, but his run was mistimed slightly and he's offside.

12'
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Jonathan Pitroipa makes a run for Burkina Faso, but his final ball through the middle is poor and cut out.

11'
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Big let-off for Burkina Faso there - and some worryingly underconfident keeping by Diakite.

10'
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Great chance for Nigeria! Diakite challenges for the corner with Ideye, spills the ball out of his hands, and Ideye has a chance to poke it in. Just over the bar!

10'
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Great work by Moses down the right wing to keep the ball in play - Panandétiguiri gave up on it. Nigeria win a corner.

9'
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Burkina Faso have come through two lots of extra time in the last week or so, and they certainly look a little tired in these early stages.

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Good chance or Nigeria! Moses's hanging cross is met perfectly by Ambrose, who clatters his header firm and hard - but just over the bar.

7'
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Rouamba penalised for a trip on Ideye - poor decision, that was a dive. Moses stands over the free kick 30 yards out.

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Obabona takes the corner, but Diakite runs out of the Burkina Faso goal to punch it clear.

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First corner of the match won by Nigeria...

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Charles Kabore comes forward and looks for space to shoot from outside the box, but Omeruo blocks it.

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Burkina Faso try to push forward and win a throw on the left, but Nigeria's defence step up to clear.

2'
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First attacking move of the match sees Nigeria's Efe Ambrose charge up the right flank and put in a cross - straight at Diakite.

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The match gets under way at Soccer City, Nigeria kicking off.

18:30
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Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi prepares to get the game started in front of 90,000 fans...

18:27
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Magnificent nugget of information: Burkina Faso's coach Paul Put showed his men videos of plucky underdog teams winning tournaments to get them in the mood for this tournament. His choices: Zambia winning the CAN last year, Greece winning Euro 2002... and Chelsea winning the Champions League in 2012!

18:25
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Now its Burkina Faso's turn - the players, dressed in white, are doing their best to sing along to the very long anthem.

18:24
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The players are out on the pitch now for the National Anthems - Nigeria first, whose players are in their all-green kit tonight.

18:22
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The 1750m altitude of this stadium could be a factor tonight: Nigeria have acclimatised to high altitude with two matches in Rustenburg at an elevation of 1100m, while Burkina Faso have played all five games in Nelspruit at just 689m above sea level.

18:20
Toby Keel

Nigeria, meanwhile, are also surprised to be in the final: despite their heavyweight status, made it clear they saw the event in South Africa as a chance to develop a new team. But after that first match they drew with holders Zambia and beat Ethiopia to make the quarter-finals and then beat favourites Ivory Coast 2-1 and hammered Mali 4-1.

18:15
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Ninety-second in the FIFA rankings, Burkina Faso have exceeded their wildest dreams by first winning their group, then beating Togo after extra time in the quarter-final and edging Ghana on penalties in a thrilling semi-final on Wednesday.

18:10
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These teams played their opening match of the tournament against each other, when Burkina Faso struck deep into injury time to earn a shock 1-1 draw. They then beat Ethiopia 4-0 and have not looked back since.

18:05
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TEAMS - NIGERIA: Enyeama, Echiejile, Omeruo, Oboabona, Ambrose, Onanzi, Mikel, Mba, Moses, Ideye, Uche. //// BURKINA FASO: Diakite, Koffi, Kone, Koulibaly, Panandetiguiri, Kone, Kabore, Rouamba, Nakoulma, Pitroipa, Bance.

18:00
Toby Keel

Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the final of the African Cup of Nations! Nigeria are trying to win their third title, while the underdogs of Burkina Faso are desperate to pull off one of the most unlikely victories in the tournament's history.

 
 

Match player lineup

NigeriaBurkina Faso
Mikel
Mikel
Elderson
Elderson
Moses
Moses 
Ambrose
Ambrose 
Uche
Uche
Enyeama
Enyeama 
Brown
Brown
Oboabona
Oboabona 
Omeruo
Omeruo
Onazi
Onazi
Mba
Mba
Pitroipa
Pitroipa 
Bancé
Bancé 
Panandétiguiri
Panandétiguiri 
Rouamba
Rouamba
Diakité
Diakité 
Koulibaly
Koulibaly
Koffi
Koffi 
Kaboré
Kaboré 
Koné
Koné 
Nakoulma
Nakoulma 
Kone
Kone
Substitutes
  • Joseph Yobo
  • Austin Ejide 
  • Fegor Ogude 
  • Reuben Gabriel 
  • Nwankwo Obiora 
  • Ahmed Musa
  • Nosa Emanuel Igiebor 
  • Chigozie Agbim 
  • Juwon Oshaniwa
  • Azubike Egwueke 
  • Ejike Uzoenyi 
  • Moumouni Dagano
  • Wilfried Sanou
  •  Abdoulaye Soulama
  •  Alain Traoré
  •  Yssouf Ouattara
  • Abdou Razack Traoré
  •  Germain Sanou
  •  Pan Pierre Koulibaly
  •  Hugues-Wilfried Dah
  •  Wilfried Benjamin Balima
  •  Ali Rabo
  •  Henri Traoré
 
 
Coachs
  • Stephen Keshi 
  •  Paul Put
 
 
 
 
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Performances

Last Meetings

Nigeria
Burkina Faso
0 V. 0
1 Draw(s)
21/01/2013Nigeria1 - 1Burkina Faso

Recent matches

Win
Lose
Draw
 
3
Win
0
Lose
2
Draw
Nigeria4 - 1Mali
Nigeria2 - 1Ivory Coast
Nigeria2 - 0Ethiopia
Zambia1 - 1Nigeria
Nigeria1 - 1Burkina Faso
 
2
Win
0
Lose
3
Draw
Burkina Faso1 - 1Ghana
Burkina Faso1 - 0Togo
Burkina Faso0 - 0Zambia
Burkina Faso4 - 0Ethiopia
Nigeria1 - 1Burkina Faso

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