Burkina Faso and Nigeria will meet tonight in Johannesburg in the final of the 29th Africa Cup of Nations. These two teams are acquainted with eachother, having played in the group stage at Nelspruit in a match ended with a draw. Then Nigeria broke the deadlock, Emenike scoring a lucky goal after 23 minutes. Burkina Faso successfully salvaged an improbable draw with a goal form Alain Traore just seconds from the final whistle, but overall the result was just, both teams beeing quite evenly matched. Nigeria impressed in the KO phase of the competition eliminating Ivory Coast, then oozing past Mali to this final. Burkina Faso has throughout the tournament been the same well balanced team, very well orgnised with good players upfront like Pitroipa, Nakoulma and Bance. Nigeria may be the fancier side, the tradition is on its side, also they have better players but in terms of team play Burkina Faso is a the same level, if not above the SuperEagles, so I expect another close fought battle between these two sides.
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