Traore strike stuns Nigeria

  • Last Updated: January 21 2013, 20:47 GMT

A review of Monday's action in the African Cup of Nations, with Burkina Faso rescuing a late draw against Nigeria.

Joseph Yobo battles against Bakary Kone
Joseph Yobo battles against Bakary Kone

Alain Traore scored with almost the last kick of the match as Burkina Faso snatched a point against Nigeria.

Nigeria had dominated almost throughout but had only Emmanuel Emenike's 23rd-minute goal to show for it, and after the dismissal of Efe Ambrose with 16 minutes left Burkina Faso sniffed an opportunity.

Nigeria wasted further chances to put it beyond doubt and then paid for it at the death as Traore fired home in the 94th minute.

While the result extended Burkina Faso's winless run in the African Nations Cup to 18 matches, you could hardly tell by the way they celebrated the final whistle.

Zambia opened the defence of their African Nations Cup title with a disappointing draw in an eventful Group C clash with 10-man Ethiopia at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

Ethiopia's Saladin Said saw his weak penalty saved in the 23rd minute and Sewnet Bishaw's team were reduced to 10 men just after the half hour when goalkeeper Jemal Tassew charged out of his area and made a terrible high challenge on Chisamba Lungu.

Zambia made their numerical superiority count in first-half injury time through Collins Mbesuma, but Adane Girma equalised on 64 minutes, much to the delight of the thousands of noisy Ethiopia fans inside the ground.


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