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Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Burkina Faso

Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Burkina Faso


Welcome to completesportsnigeria.com's live coverage of the 2016 African Nations Championship qualifying match  between the Stallions of Burkina Faso and the Super Eagles of Nigeria here at the impressive August 4 Stadium, Ouagadougou.


The Super Eagles won the first leg played a week ago at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium, Port Harcourt 2-0.

Nigeria is seeking a place in the competition for the second consecutive time after missing the first two editions.

Zenith Ziva

The Super Eagles won bronze medal at the last edition of the edition of the competition in South africa.

The African Nations Championships is reserved for senior players plying their trade in their country's domestic league.

Centre referee for the game is Mohamed Ragab Omara from Libya.Ist assistant referee; Foaad Mohammed El Maghrabi, 2nd assistant referee; Baesussafe- El Naser, Reserve Referee; Baesus Ashraf all from Libya.

Match commissioner is renowned former FIFA referee from Mauritania Idrissa Sarr


90 mins: Full time Burkina Faso 0-0 Nigeria

83mins: chikatara fails to score for Nigeria with only the Burkina Faso goalkeeper to beat. Still 0-0

73mins: Oboroakpo clears off the line for Nigeria

70mins: Still goalless here in Ouagadougou. Abia Warriors centre back, Austin Oboroakpo has demonstrated his tag as the new gentle giant of Nigerian Football. He has almost single handedly prevented the Stallions from scoring

57 mins: Salami replaces the ineffective Okoro

55 mins: Burkina Faso goalkeeper saves from Adeniji shot

50 mins: Nigeria barely hanging on here as the hosts pile on the pressure

47 mins: first substitutions of a the games as Alimi makes way for Eze

46 mins:Nigeria restart the game

Nigeria front three of Ezekiel Bassey, Osas Okoro and Tunde Adeniji have struggled to make an impact in the game. We expect to see the duo of Gbolahan Salami and Chisom Chikatara in the second half

HT Burkina Faso 0-0. Nigeria look on course to qualify for the African Championship despite the not too impressive showing by the Super Eagles in the first half.
The Stallions have dominated the game so far, but the duo of Austin Oboroakpo and Jamiu Alimi have stopped the hosts from scoring.

40 mins: The hosts continue to dominate the game  with the Eagles not really offering much

35 mins: Nigeria close to getting the opener but Okoro fails to convert to apply the finishing touch

30 mins: Still 0-0 here in Ouagadougou. The home side have certainly dominated the game with the Eagles struggling to create clear cut chances.

28 mins: The Eagles certainly now on the defensive as the hosts look search for the opening goal

24 mins: Burkina Faso number 10 man misses from the spot after oboroakpo handles the ball in the box

17 mins: The Super Eagles now that in control of the game with Adeniji and Okoro as the tormentor in Chiefs

13 mins: Burkina Faso with the first real goal scoring opportunity of the game but Ezenwa saves

9 mins: alimi clears the ball out for a corner kick

7 mins: first yellow card of the game to Kali Orji as the hosts look for an early goal

2 mins: First throw in to Nigeria

1 min: away we go at the August 4 stadium Ouagadougou. Kick-off by the hosts

The national anthems of both countries sang. Nigerian anthem first to be rendered

4.53: both teams file out of the dressing room. The Eagles led by vice p captain China akas

More fans troop into the arena to make it more exciting. We are in for delectable evening here in ouagadougou

Both teams are back in the dressing room as we await kick-off

Slight rain here at the August 4 stadium in Ouagadougou. This should help the Eagles as the weather is a bit friendlier now

Super eagles line up goalkeeper ikechukwu ezenwa, China akas (capt), Austin oboroakpo, alimi Jamiu, Kali Orji, osas okoro, Paul onobi, MATHEW ifeanyi, bature yaro,ezekiel bassey, Tunde adeniji subs Thomas, eze, aggreh, salami, onyedikachi, mathew

The home fans boo the Eagles as they pray before the work out
Both teams are out for the warm up. The Eagles are clad in white and green short

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