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Traore nails equaliser

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NELSPRUIT, South Africa - Super sub Alain Traore bagged the equaliser deep in injury time to earn Burkina Faso a 1-1 African Cup of Nations draw against 10-man Nigeria yesterday.

The Lorient midfielder came on late in the second-half and worked his magic to earn the Stallions an unexpected point, although the result extended to 18 games the winless run of the west Africans in the competition.

Emmanuel Emenike had put Nigeria into the lead before the break, but the wasteful Super Eagles were reduced to 10 men when Celtic defender Efe Ambrose picked up a second yellow card.

The result left Group C evenly balanced after title-holders Zambia and Ethiopia drew 1-1 earlier.

"All four teams have one point so everything is open," said Belgium-born Burkina Faso coach Paul Put.





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