Nigeria
  • Emmanuel Emenike (23)
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Mbombela Stadium
21/01/2013 20:00
Burkina Faso
  • (93) Alain Traore

Stallions scramble a point from Nigeria

Posted: 21 January 2013 Time: 10:02 pm

Alain Traore stabbed in with the last kick of the game to give Burkina Faso a 1-1 draw against Nigeria in a Nations Cup clash on Monday night.

Emmanuel Emenike shot Nigeria in front in the first-half, as the Super Eagles looked in dominant control.

But they failed to kill the game off despite creating a multitude of chances. And when Efe Ambrose was sent off with 15 minutes to play, things took a dire turn.

Keshi threw on Kenneth Omeruo to steady his backline, and the Eagles looked like they would hold on for the point, but a rash decision to go for the killer goal late on left the Nigerian exposed, and Burkina Faso broke with extreme menace.

The Nigeria defence failed to clear the ball and the substitute, Traore arrived late to poke home from close-range, and break Nigeria hearts.

The result leaves Group C all square, after Zambia and Ethiopia also drew 1-1 earlier on in the day.

Article by: Colin Udoh

HOME: Nigeria

  • 1 Vincent Enyeama
  • 2 Joseph Yobo
  • 3 Elderson Echeijile
  • 5 Efe Ambrose
  • 14 Godfrey Oboabona
  • 10 John Obi Mikel
  • 13 Fegor Ogude
    70 mins - Ogenyi Onazi
  • 20 Nosa Igiebor
  • 7 Ahmed Musa
  • 8 Brown Ideye
    78 mins - Kenneth Omeruo
  • 9 Emmanuel Emenike
    58 mins - Ikechukwu Uche

AWAY: Burkina Faso

  • 16 Abdoulaye Soulama
  • 4 Bakary Kone
  • 5 Mohamed Koffi
  • 8 Paul Koulibaly
  • 12 Mady Panandetiguiri
  • 6 Djakaridja Kone
  • 7 Florent Rouamba
    82 mins - Alain Traore
  • 11 Jonathan Pitroipa
  • 2 Wilfried Dah
    46 mins - Wilfried Sanou
  • 9 Moumouni Dagano
  • 15 Aristide Bance
    65 mins - Alain Traore

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oga
posted: 10:04pm 21/01/2013
What a dreadful team. With the exception of Obi and Emenike, the whole bunch were just awful washed out. Keshi's team selection for this match let me down. What was Ogude and Ambrose doing on the pitch? This team has been exposed. the strikers with the exception of Emenike were dead. there was no midfield. I can't believe we performed this bad against a mediocre team. My hopes for this tournament are down. Yobo should please hands the captain armband to Obi, he is as useless as the half wit Ambrose who should be frozen out of the team along with Ogude.
topstarz
posted: 10:06pm 21/01/2013
I am mostly dissapointed in Yobo
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:06pm 21/01/2013
Thank you Burkina Faso, I hate these bloody loud mouths from Lagos
tame
posted: 10:07pm 21/01/2013
What a fergie equalizer.
Chickens of Africa
alhajibolaji554
posted: 10:07pm 21/01/2013
I stopped watching the game as soon as Efe got a red card and started watching again as Burkina Faso got a goal. Worst Game Ever...
ZambiaMan
posted: 10:08pm 21/01/2013
I thought Nigerians were talking smack on Zambia, turns out you ain't any better than us, we all sucked today. hope for the better.
ZambiaMan
posted: 10:10pm 21/01/2013
Thank you Burkina Faso, mon grande freres!
T'zozo
posted: 10:11pm 21/01/2013
Hahahahahahahahahahah........i love what happened. some Nigerian idiot came here and wrote sh**t about our team. We saw schoolboy defending by the Coke boys from Lagos. And that miss by Uche must rank as a miss of the century.
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 10:12pm 21/01/2013
Thank u Burkina Faso for forcing a draw against this good-for-nothing Nigerian team. They are so good in bad mouthing our country SA while at same they live under our umbrela nxaa!!
Futbol-Aficionado
posted: 10:12pm 21/01/2013
Edited version:

Many of us will continue to be vindicated. Nigeria conceding a cheeky goal on the last minute of added time is shameful. A nation of 160 million people strewn with overflowing talents in all spheres of life, we will continue to be a source of embarrassment to the whole world. Keshi was never the messiah and he cannot suddenly be the messiah of Nigerian football. This team will not do well judging by what I have seen. What a shame. Please, bring back Siasia. I give Keshi credit for being passionate about football coaching; but he lacks the talent to excel as a coach. It is quite glaring if one checks his records. Nigerians will resit any attempt by the goons at the NFF to hire a foreign coach. We have enough local materials to develop this country at all sectors. SHAME!

\"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it.\"
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 10:12pm 21/01/2013
hahahahahahaahah idiots
NaijaBros
posted: 10:12pm 21/01/2013
I can't say I am surprised with yet another last minute equalizer against Nigeria. Guinea and Malawi did it and now Burkina Faso has done it as well. I am not impressed at all with our performance. The team that showed up to represent us was not the Super Eagles, it was their alter ego the Super Chickens. I won't blame Keshi and I won't even blame the players. The fact is we are average at best, we should admit it and move on from there. The only hope for us is most of the other teams are just as bad as we are.

Kudos to Mikel, I bet Odemwingie is laughing now. Such a shame.
atosandy
posted: 10:13pm 21/01/2013
This is bad. No cohension and we cannot even pass and play around with the ball. Imagine, to concede a goal at that last minute. To sum it up, it was really woeful. They should try and up their game if it is possible. God bless Nigeria.
Futbol-Aficionado
posted: 10:13pm 21/01/2013
Edited version:

Many of us will continue to be vindicated. Nigeria conceding a cheeky goal on the last minute of added time is shameful. A nation of 160 million people strewn with overflowing talents in all spheres of life, we will continue to be a source of embarrassment to the whole world. Keshi was never the messiah and he cannot suddenly be the messiah of Nigerian football. This team will not do well judging by what I have seen. What a shame. Please, bring back Siasia. I give Keshi credit for being passionate about football coaching; but he lacks the talent to excel as a coach. It is quite glaring if one checks his records. Nigerians will resit any attempt by the goons at the NFF to hire a foreign coach. We have enough local materials to develop this country at all sectors. SHAME!

\"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it.\"
Futbol-Aficionado
posted: 10:14pm 21/01/2013
This team is a far cry from what we had with Siasia. Siasia should have been allowed to continue with the team regardless of the failure to qualify for AFCON 2011. I am not impressed in 2013 to see SE play like this against Burkina Fasso just a year before Brazil 2014. Keshi from what I have seen, is beneath Siasia's class. But, unfortunately we have a nation that thrives in mediocrity and abhors the truth. It will be a miracle to see this team in semi-final.


"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it.\\"
CJB Ramses III
posted: 10:15pm 21/01/2013
A very commanding & professional display from Naija undone by the sub tropics humidity of Mpumalang....

Should have spent more Nairas on acclimatizing than camping somewhere in Europe...
Champ of all
posted: 10:17pm 21/01/2013
There are no small teams in the afcon, all qualified bar Bafana......but Williams Okpara was going to save that pass. Lol..
Lord Vincent
posted: 10:19pm 21/01/2013
Futbol-Aficionadoposted: 10:14 pm | Report
This team is a far cry from what we had with Siasia. Siasia should have been allowed to continue with the team regardless of the failure to qualify for AFCON 2011. I am not impressed in 2013 to see SE play like this against Burkina Fasso just a year before Brazil 2014. Keshi from what I have seen, is beneath Siasia's class. But, unfortunately we have a nation that thrives in mediocrity and abhors the truth. It will be a miracle to see this team in semi-final.


"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it.\\\"
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True! Siasia was on the right path it's unfortunate football federations are ran by shortsighted people
Anonymous
posted: 10:22pm 21/01/2013
hi guys stop criticising the team the refree was horrible to nigeria team .
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 10:23pm 21/01/2013
Where is dat Drug Lord NaijaBros? Ur team wont match Ethiopia n Zambia...... They are da obvious candidates fr early exit on dat group...... So far it's clear dat Nigeria, Cape Verde, Bafana Bafana, Niger and Ghana wil not get past da group stages......these are average teams in their respective groups. This tournament is getng more n more interesting..... I jst love it wen I see teams displaying real african flair.
Champ of all
posted: 10:23pm 21/01/2013
Shame, but atleast Nigeria scored...same can't be said about the host nation. Credit to the stallions.
Azeebi
posted: 10:26pm 21/01/2013
Keshi should be blamed for this... He has the materials but his subtitutions were in error...why removing emenike? Ike should be told in clear terms to stop playing adolescents style of football... Yobo caused that equalising goal by not being dirty at that stage of the game....
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 10:27pm 21/01/2013
Thats what you get for using Motorbikes as a means of public transport jou foolish drug dealers...
Clever boys
posted: 10:28pm 21/01/2013
thanks Keshi for not playing Moses
Anonymous
posted: 10:28pm 21/01/2013
if u play and refree is not helping u . ur a finished in that match refree was partial every body saw it . i don't blame super eagles . i don t want that ogude in that pitch his not where to be found mikel was doing double job . infact it was destined and planned that the match will end draw . let,s look forward to the next match . greetings and kisses from snowy london . cheers mate . be cool
UZ0
posted: 10:28pm 21/01/2013
Keshi and heart attack football cost us the game.
Sia'a team scores 3 goals today.
And Yobo was poor, very poor.

-UZO
UZ0
posted: 10:30pm 21/01/2013
for those in the U.S, you can watch the games live on ESPN3.

-UZO
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 10:31pm 21/01/2013
Where is that chump named Good Luck from Naija who came here and insulted us? Maybe he'll understand me in his Ibo language when I say, "Kompa meni me doshon se waka nibe.\" Translation: "Ziveze wena mgodoyi ndini sikuhlaze!\"

Back to the game. Oh, what a bore. But as the coaches have said, the first two opening games were far more of a deploring site to stomach. However, I still say this Nigerian generation has become weak but at least I saw a lot of team work and less individualism from the Naija players. Now I know why Keshi left Odemwingie aka 'Twitter Gangster' and crew behind.

Burkina Faso, wow. They have that Never-Say-Die attitude which is synonamous with Ezimnyama Ngenkani. I applaud them for that performance and maybe they could go as far as the quarters. They made Nigeria sweat.

Up The Bucs...
Azeebi
posted: 10:37pm 21/01/2013
I think the referee was the man of the match... I am not sure he has not been influenced...
Keshi has rhe greater fault, Yobo next and Ike uche who couldn't play with the team...
But I am bitter that such officiating still exists. It was like watching Manchester United with Howard Webb at the centre... He practically showed some francophone's bias... But the biggest blame should go to our team...
kenkaba
posted: 10:38pm 21/01/2013
What these SA moegoes dont realize is that zambia and nigeria actually SCORED. Banyana banyana on the other hand were on the pitch to HIDE according to their own coach. They blamed nerves. Idiots!!! And they have the temerity to dream of winning the cup. Good heavens have mercy! It is this 30% pass mark you people have that makes you all mad
Navigator Wonder
posted: 10:40pm 21/01/2013
Nigeria,Zambia,Ghana and South Africa need to pull up their socks we want an entertaining Tournament please and ohhh Nigeria sucks they are a has been and if SA go to the next round and Nigeria too and we meet we would beat them they don't scare me anymore but Obi Mikel is a Germ yoh salute
khosi fan aka thami
posted: 10:48pm 21/01/2013
wsh u loose all natches u bloddyfoolll i hate with passion.u ar useless u ar jst addng numberz weak team with too much mouth mxm u ar weak we as mzans we wil qualify shame on u and zambiaaaaaaa
ZambiaMan
posted: 10:50pm 21/01/2013
@Anonymous, the ref was bad to Zambia too. Mbesuma had his shirt pulled and every striker gets a penalty for that bad that Gabonese ref gave Mbesuma a yellow card.. This is one reason why Africa refs never make it to officiate for the world cup because of stupidity like that. African refs are horible period. I did not watch the Nigeria game because of work, but if the ref was biased against you guys, then I hear you. Good luck against us on friday, you will really need it.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 10:54pm 21/01/2013
I don't think Naija played that badly...

I saw a very disciplined Nigerian team... well organized, direct, and the commitment was there... they were just got unstuck by the humidity, even Keshi was sweating....

Yes the days of bo Jay Jay are gone but that is due to players allowing themselves to lose thier roots.... eg.. Chelsea transformed & completely destroyed Mikel Obi he is now a full-blown robot compared to the u/20 World Cup days...

Europe with its A-licenses & tactical nonsense is killing our Africaness... Neo-Colonialism...
ticolby
posted: 10:54pm 21/01/2013
Nigeria ll never be da same, Obi s weak, do u ve someone lyk Jay Jay n sunday oliseh there was no creativity only runners musa nt creative on there other side burkina faso thy ve some creative plyrs but plyng far frm da captain he s gt no support, da 11 of bf s da best
kenkaba
posted: 11:00pm 21/01/2013
Just make a lot of noise, SA. Your talent is noise. But bahider bahider are going nowhere
CJB Ramses III
posted: 11:09pm 21/01/2013
El Solposted: 10:15 pm  |  Report
Hehehe these Muslim abused Nigerians talks too much,they think this is nyaope/cocaine trafficking , bloody chinekes ihate them with paSsion..makwerekwere amasimba
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You're not an animal mfanaka, show some class.... be a bigger man... become a mensch...
kenkaba
posted: 11:10pm 21/01/2013
Baipata baipata are coming home to watch the rest of the games with the families
neg60 (khosi 1970)
posted: 11:10pm 21/01/2013
Drug dealers aka career perishers/distroyers were held by bukinafaso in a 1-1 draw
Apiripah
posted: 11:43pm 21/01/2013
I would have secure that only goal after the red card if i was the coach with 4-4-1 formation.Thats what i thought keshi was going to do but he lack the knowledge.It was just few minutes to go.What a coach.However,this match has been played before now and you all will remember my dream soon.


I still have a dream which i will reveal later but the earlier we realize we dont have a coach and stop bragging the better.@Futbol-Aficionado,YES,Siasia would have done better than this big mouth coach.
oga
posted: 11:53pm 21/01/2013
Futbol-aficionado, please stop this campaign about Siasia, that nay do well is not better than Keshi. The point is the players do not even believe in themselves. Look at Echejile, he was panting is if he was going to give up the ghost. Yobo was just an expired product on the pitch. Anybody can coach a Nigerian team it is just to be able to harness the abundant talents in this vast nation. I'm supporting this team out of patriotism. Ike Uche suddenly couldn't find his feet. if Musa could have invested just five minute of the time he wasted in doing his horrible hair into this game, the game would have been different. On the whole, the tournament is a set back for African football so far. Caf under the rogue Cameroonian Hayatou is dead and he is doing all he can to drag the continent's foremost competition to the grave in which Caf has been buried. I hope there will be a revival by the second round of games.
SA
posted: 11:59pm 21/01/2013
Hello
tippy tappy
posted: 12:03am 22/01/2013
Keshi is a spoil joy. It goes beyond comprehension how there's a Moses on the bench and he's starting a Hammed Musa. Taking off Emenike when it should had been Ideye. Starting a Ogude instead of Onazi. His errors are numerous. I don't see us going far in this tournament anyway, thanks to Keshi and his absolutely hilarious team selection.
El Sol
posted: 12:05am 22/01/2013
@Ramsees ...You're not an animal mfanaka, show some
class.... be a bigger man... become a mensch...
'
I'll kindly ask you not to say me /mfanaka/ to me..oh & whilst on that I'll also ask you to focus on trying to be a diplomat of this blog &fokof from my comments bro asseblief I pause...
El Sol
posted: 12:06am 22/01/2013
'Me' removed
ijawmaninamerica
posted: 12:07am 22/01/2013
tactical naivety is what cost us 2 points. Well coached teams do not send half their team into the opponents area in the dying moments of the match while clinging to a one goal lead. Musa should know to hold the ball in the corner and allow the clock to run out instead he passes to Uche who promptly looses the ball to spring a counter attack against only 4 defenders! that is simply unforgiveable.
oga
posted: 12:07am 22/01/2013
I can't help but to join issues with the slaves from voodoo land south africa. At least concede to us the fact we're your boss, look at this site, we're not afraid to do an indept analysis of our team. that is not to say that the team I saw today is anything near your toilet boys who were aimlessly going about the pitch as if they have just been freed from Botha's prison. You can come here because we tolerate you irritants and layabouts. By the way, I hope your rapist leader has gone to slaughter more cows at his shrine so that your bufunny bufunny can have Hayatou award you the cup in a forthnight?
ZambiaMan
posted: 12:19am 22/01/2013
Yes let the truth be told. Bafana bafana is garbage. no talent at all. Zambia made mistakes, so did Naija, SA has no talent and they suck period..and I like SA by the way!
ZambiaMan
posted: 12:23am 22/01/2013
Its like I miss Lucas Radebe, Sizwe Moutong(My best defender) 16 valve, Mkhalele, chipa, shoes...eish, what happened to SA? That team was good,but same age and old..SA has no system to develop football with all that gold/diamond money. Are there any football academy in SA? Just asking
joeEjoe
posted: 12:36am 22/01/2013
Guys what else do we expect from PAPA Eagles that can no longer fly especially with the likes of Ambrose,Ogudu and Yobo a complete minus One in the team you have not seen anything yet just wait till when we begin to take our pen & paper to calculate the possibility of winning while the other will draw or lose that is PAPA Eagles for you. If we can not win Burkina Faso I do not know who else we can win in that group
Commonsense
posted: 12:49am 22/01/2013
Na wa, na wa. Like I said before now, there will be no surprises for me as far as this Afcon is concerned. I will rather continue to believe and believe, that's the only way to live longer than Keshi. No point analysing this game because it brings out so much, if onlies. But what's the point really in wishful thinking? As for all SE bashers, you now have something to wank off on but it will get better in subsequent matches. I know so because, I believe. Zambia? Hmmnnnn. I believe. SE will loose the chicken chip in them and soar on January 25th. I know cos, I believe.
ataoko
posted: 12:58am 22/01/2013
thank God! Joseph Yobo,Fegor Ogude and Efe Ambrose are all out, to the rest of the players, please try as much as you can to avoid too much cards and to you mr. Keshi, if you hard no plans of using Moses, why going to south africa with him? Ahmed Musa played 90m. Moses can do better than that.
Game147
posted: 01:37am 22/01/2013
@oga, I thought you were one of those who kicked against Mikel been the captain ? I have said it countless times, a one-legged Onyekachi Apam is better than most of these crap defenders......especially Yobo. Mikel needs to be made captain asap, he is very composed and never panics. Ogude, Efe and Yobo were very poor. Ogude was tackling like a bulldog , Efe committed too many unecessary fouls while Yobo was shaking all through. Mikel made some superb passes both raking balls and spliiting passes but our strikers failed to take their chances. When Keshi substituted Emenike , i told a friend beside me that it was a wrong change.....huge tactical error, it was evident in Emenike's body language as he was going out. Uche missed a glorious chance after outwitting the defender. We need a better defence against Zambia......Yobo might be a disaster. Good-luck to my darling Super Eagles.
Futbol-Aficionado
posted: 02:08am 22/01/2013
@Oga:

I stand by my comment and refuse to shift from my position on Siasia vs Keshi. When Siasia came in, he promised Nigerians a resurrection of Nigeria's well known brand of attacking football. Needless to say that he delivered. His team had a recognizable pattern-- I mean that one could tell when a goal is about to be made through the build -up of play. The current team has no pattern, is bereft of techniques, has no discernible wing play( another trademark of SE), lacks spine and is without flair which is the hall mark of Nigerian football. SE is known for entertainment football that produces victories. This team lacks all of these contrary to Siasia's team. Tactically, Siasia is ages ahead of Keshi as we have seen from the selection of players and all the substitutions Keshi made in this match. Besides, what has Keshi won in any serious FIFA sanctioned tournament. Go to the records and feel Siasia's pedigree on this count. So, the distinction between the two is absolute and screamingly obvious.

It is a foregone conclusion that Keshi goes after this championship. But, woe betide whoever hires a foreign coach for the Super Eagles. We will resist such shame. Siasia is more than capable to take us to the promised land. Guys like Amunike and Iroha can also assist in one way or the other.

Nigerians should be saved this heart attack football which was almost gone in Siasia's era!

Thank you.


"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it.\"
Game147
posted: 02:11am 22/01/2013
African referees are bunch of disgrace. The ref wanted Nigeria to lose at all cost. Where are the commentators from ??? They wanted Nigeria to lose at all cost as well. They celebrated Burkina faso equalizer more than the scorer himself.
Futbol-Aficionado
posted: 02:14am 22/01/2013
Edited version:

@Oga:

I stand by my comment and refuse to shift from my position on Siasia vs Keshi. When Siasia came in, he promised Nigerians a resurrection of Nigeria's well known brand of attacking football. Needless to say that he delivered. His team had a recognizable pattern-- I mean that one could tell when a goal was about to be made through the build -up of play.

The current team has no pattern, is bereft of techniques, has no discernible wing play( another trademark of SE), lacks spine and is without flair which is the hall mark of Nigerian football. SE is known for entertainment football that produces victories. This team lacks all of these contrary to Siasia's team.

Tactically, Siasia is ages ahead of Keshi as we have seen from the selection of players and all the substitutions Keshi made in this match. Besides, what has Keshi won in any serious FIFA sanctioned tournament. Go to the records and feel Siasia's pedigree on this count. So, the distinction between the two is absolute and screamingly obvious.

It is a foregone conclusion that Keshi goes after this championship. But, woe betide whoever hires a foreign coach for the Super Eagles. We will resist such shame. Siasia is more than capable to take us to the promised land. Guys like Amunike and Iroha can also assist in one way or the other.

Nigerians should be saved this heart attack football which was almost gone in Siasia's era!

Thank you.


"Knowledge is like onyx. One digs deep to have it.\"
denonso1
posted: 03:16am 22/01/2013
\"we must give good account\\" + Mediocre team = first round exit. It is shame to see how they gave away a last minute goal. Oboabona literally served Alain traore the ball to score. Keshi electing to sub Emenike instead of Ideye that was hugging the ball. Starting Ambrose ahead of Omeruo//////? Starting Ogude ahead of Obiora..........? Leaving players with yellow cards too long in the field knowing that they are red card risk. I can't wait for this stupid, egostitical country Nigeria to be knocked out in the first round. SHAME! SHAME!!
Nipsy
posted: 04:37am 22/01/2013
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. You know this AFCON can make you to laugh.
bin
posted: 04:47am 22/01/2013
the start line up 4this match suppose to be in such a manner,
gk Enyeama
2 emeruo
3 oshanawa
4 obiora nwaknwo
5 yobo
6 efe
7 emenike
8 nosa
9 ideye/uche
10 mikel o
11 moses v
reserves
gks ejide/ agbim
def oboabona, ogude echejile
mid/attackers mba, uzoenyi,ahmed,onazi , gabriel.
notwithstanding 9ja soccer gonna continue to deterioate till this #### quota system stops. insted of the coach taking ahmed of the pitch he decided rather to pull the only performing attacker emenike out due to quota system. and obiora didnt start bcos there would be many no of ibos in the start team. omg what a madness. i think this is a repeatation of last world cup saga. plz nff should investigate properly what really undergone in this match
bin
posted: 04:58am 22/01/2013
i guess this match was a sell up match like the last world cup outing.Tthe line up , changes 4 SE likewise the poor officiating r questionable. Soccer these days arent what is used to be. Corruption and match scandals inevietable. God help us!!!!!!!!!!
ZION 2
posted: 05:03am 22/01/2013
@Oga, thumbs up!!.. good observations you made.
Yobo is weak, he has served 9ja so well, its time to bow n leave.
Ike Uche suddenly lost his feet today, but I believe he will be ok by next game.

@Futbol-Aficionado, stop this your nonsense campaign for Siasia because its beginning to irritate some of us here, for now Keshi is in charge and we want him to succeed and he will succeed.

UP EAGLES!!
ZION 2
posted: 05:05am 22/01/2013
@Oga, thumbs up!!.. good observations you made.
Yobo is weak, he has served 9ja so well, its time to bow n leave.
Ike Uche suddenly lost his feet today, but I believe he will be ok by next game.

@Futbol-Aficionado, stop this your nonsense campaign for Siasia because its beginning to irritate some of us here, for now Keshi is in charge and we want him to succeed and he will succeed.

UP EAGLES!!
masese4khosi
posted: 05:28am 22/01/2013
What a scrapy game. There is one thing common between Bafana Bafana n the Super Eagles n that is disapointment with the capital D. It's not gonna be easy going foward for Nigeria. I just hope they just don't regret leaving out key players such as Odemingwe etc.
masese4khosi
posted: 05:47am 22/01/2013
It's so sad to see a giant falling like this. Gone are those days when u know for sure that if u face Nigeria you'll sweat your but off. This country has lost its football identity which was patient build ups from the back with a skill n determination. I really don't know what they're doing anymore. It'll be a miracles for them to make it to the next round.
Lord Vincent
posted: 06:55am 22/01/2013
You know it's so sad that Chiefs fans defend that garbage called Bafana while Nigerians and Zambians echo our sentiments as Orlando Pirates soldiers. For months we have been saying mediocrity is being shoved down our throats and an embarrassment was eminent. For months we have been insulted and called unpatriotic some going to the extent of saying we know nothing about football. For months we have been complaining that you can't recycle failures who fail to qualify for tournaments and expect us normal thinking people to rally behind such hogwash in the name of patriotism.

Hate the Nigerians all you want but they speak facts. And another fact is this is how the rest of Africa sees us. This is how the rest of the world sees us after that embarrassing exit. If only they knew we are still paying for that opening goal that achieved nothing. For how long have we been saying its delusional for people to even think they can survive the group stages with a bunch of players that can't even win the domestic title.

Zebras open your eyes and see what image your players have created of us. Open your eyes and realize that those losers you so vigorously defend have done nothing but make us the laughing stock of Azania. If only the rest of the Africa knew how yesterday these idiots were writing essays defending that pathetic performance on Saturday. It's infortunate Africa views our team as Bafana Bafana and not Bafana BaChiefs which is what it really is.

Where is The Phefeni Boy, Gucci Man and the rest of that choir that defends mediocrity with their lives to take on the rest of Africa. They will not come out because they will look ridiculous defending garbage
chiff nwokeoma
posted: 07:22am 22/01/2013
Keshi, as u no sabi select a winning team , make i select for you.
1 Enyema, 2 Egwueke,3 Echiejile, 4 Omeruo, 5 Yobo, 6 Nosa, 7 Moses, 8 Mikel, 9 Emenike,10 Ideye, 11Musa.
Sub: Onazi, Ike Uche Ejike.
For goodness sake use two wingers and play 4-4-2.
If you have the courage, drop even Yobo to the bench.
Liesbeeck
posted: 07:23am 22/01/2013
Nigeria, like South Africa, aint what they think they are on international stage.
toklins221
posted: 07:48am 22/01/2013
Mikel was good, but he was playing too much long balls and it was easy for the opponent to figure it out and most of the Super Eagles balls were given away like that. He should play with his midfield and try creating a goal from midfield and not only long balls. Ambrose should not have started. Omeruo is better.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 07:52am 22/01/2013
El Sol the vagabondo....

Ok you've made your modus vivendi clear to all... but is it necessary to display to the public the very same soiled underwear you use to brush your teeth with...

Is this why you babble like a primitive dinosaur-hunting cave man...? Do you still dig around for worms to snack with...?

Do you regret your days as a transvestite...? did that \"kwerekwere\" leave a lasting reminder in your a$$hole...? Is the \"blackhole\" widened...?

In your deposition you come across as very hurt... were your dreams shattered as the last crumb in your spaza shop was eaten by a rat last week as these \"makwerekwere\" have taken you to the days of you being a sloth, asking for sugar next door... is this why you're so indignant...?

El Sol your right my laittie I have no business meddling in your stupidity... but your anachronistic, like a typical numb-minded African you're fascinated by Spanish things that have nothing to do with you, someone needs to tell you that your Kaffir characteristics & you're puerility are misplaced in time mfanaka...   
Game147
posted: 08:17am 22/01/2013
@toklins221, Mikel played both long and short passes. He played two defence-splitting-passes in the second half which flat-footed-Idaye didn't capitalise on. It was rather Ogude who distorted the efforts Mikel and Igiabor. I don't really like Keshi's style but to be fair, the SE played well. Only blind people will predict Nigeria early exit. I hope Keshi has learnt from his tactical errors and wrong line-up. Up Super Eagles anyway.
mavisto Downs
posted: 08:20am 22/01/2013
@Lord vinny (Trebl maniac) i totaly agree with you, am not a Pirates supporter but they were suppose to be dominating in our national team, they are a bunch of winners. Chiefs players what have they won? Nothing, they can't pass even first round in our domestic cups but that stupid coach selected those bunch of losers. His mission to embarrass us has succeeded, look now we are being laughed by everyone. Am sure this coach hates Pirates because of that incident where supporters attacked him, and it was because of his stupidity. Yes Teko Modise has been given all kind of names but the truth must be told, he is the best play maker in SA and for me even Steve Pienaar can't not even come close. When Gordon said he is not going to select best players but best team i realised then that its finished. Nigeria played draw but they are way and far better than us, Here in South African people love mediocrity and i respected you mfethu when you made example with our current president, are we suppose to accept really all these embarrassment, all his stupid changes like in our education. Corruption in Africa has become a religion, look at the most supported team in SA chiefs, how many cups they have won through referees favors and worse their MD Bobby he attending fraud cases and then their supporters will come start bragging about their stolen cups and their players dominating the national team, its annoying really
Zane10
posted: 08:25am 22/01/2013
That Nigerian team wont win against Ethiopia, they play far much better then those Lagos fools!!!!
ijiesyoung
posted: 08:31am 22/01/2013
MOUNTH DOES NOT PLAY FOOTBALL.THE FACT REMAINS THAT WE HAVE NO TEAM.IN EXCEPTION OF ALMIGHTY MIKEL AND EMENIKE,THE PLAYERS IN THE NIGERIA CAMP ARE BUNCH OF LAZY AND BELOW AVERAGE.KANO PILLAR OR HEARTLAND OF OWERRI WOULD HAVE DONE BETTER.KESHI TEAM NEEDS TO BE DISSOLVED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AND FORM A FORMIDABLE ONE WITH MIKEL AS THE LEADER.
Champ Dee
posted: 08:42am 22/01/2013
What a player!! Jonathan Pitroipa
tippy tappy
posted: 09:03am 22/01/2013
@chiff nwokeoma...
What's the difference between the team you selected and that Keshi used in prosecuting the match.
Birds of a feather.
Speaker
posted: 09:47am 22/01/2013
On a serious note, the NFF should just admit it...sacking SIASIA was a BIG MISTAKE
Anonymous
posted: 10:03am 22/01/2013
I wonder how people rate matches these days, maybe out of sentiments. I watched a Nigerian team with the determination that i have not seen some years back. I watched a Nigerian team that was more discipline than what I used to see for some years.
Now to the low points..... Enyeama is still not my no 1. Ejide would have punched that Burkinabe goal.He is more composed between the sticks. Keshi, was not a striker and he is finding it difficult to organise his strikers in the box. Siasia would have been a better assistant than the dummy, fashion designer..Amokachi.
Omeruo is more intelligent and tactical than Efe, No wonder he was given the red card.
Keshi should be more tactful than the panic changes he made yesterday.IT WAS WRONG TO REPLACE EMENIKE who was his tormentor in chief because he was not looking tired. A combination of Ike Uche and Emenike i think should have been better. He should have also told his players to be passing the ball around in the dine minute to frustrate his opponent rather than kicking the the ball aimlessly to the opponent area who came back with more pressure...definitely it was a matter of time before the defense caved in.
SEE YOU AFTER ZAMBIA
ticolby
posted: 10:27am 22/01/2013
Nigeria ll never be da same, Obi s weak, do u ve someone lyk Jay Jay n sunday oliseh there was no creativity only runners musa nt creative on there other side burkina faso thy ve some creative plyrs but plyng far frm da captain he s gt no support, da 11 of bf s da best
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 10:40am 22/01/2013
Some idiots are rebels and it hurts me to see my country man attacking us with makwerekwere ,so you guys you say no when your country is at war.you fighting againest cause of your love for Bucks who were eliminated by minors..and pliz stop talking about teko modise he has done nothing for us.he is bn playing for the national team for ages just that some fools from Pilobo never want changes and for sure we going to beat Angola.we are still one on the best ....you kwerekweres don't talk #### about my country you drug loads
Anonymous
posted: 10:58am 22/01/2013
Bafana Bafana and Super Eagles are on the same boat, absolutley Zero football... hahahahahahahhahahahaha and good for nothing... At least there is Rugby and Cricket for consolation in SA.
Commonsense
posted: 11:47am 22/01/2013
Trying to blame the referee is unfair. Yes he made rather unvalid calls but yet Nigeria could have sealed and locked the game much earlier. I hardly like putting the blame on a ref. No. The issues are with the team.

On the average I do not think it was such a disaster. You would want to think so in the light of the era of the Nwankwos and Okochas and that's where nostalgia becomes an enemy. Forget those days and look forward.

Keshi should look at more creative midfield responsibilities for Mikel. I believe there were flashes of the pre Chelsea Mikel in that match. Hopefully, against Zambia the midfield and attack should link up more. I expect a more intelligent marking from that team. They seemed rather untamed in approach. So lets see what the 25th brings.
Commonsense
posted: 12:09pm 22/01/2013
Addition to my earlier post: It will be a miracle to see a team coached by Keshi score upto 2 goals in a competitive match. Its almost prehistoric. His teams usually are defensively oriented and we saw that yesterday. Even his attackers tend to wonder at the best decisions when they are in the final third of the opponent. So if we do make it far with this team be ready to see scrappy wins at best were we just sneak it at a lone goal. But, I do stand to be corrected and look forward to people telling me I was wrong all through. UP SUPER EAGLES
temilele
posted: 12:50pm 22/01/2013
Nigeria need a better coach,and I think Siasia is far better than Keshi, this dude has no idea about coaching. Moreover, Caf need to talk to his referees, everything must not be corrupt in Africa. We all witnessed a similar poor officiating in South Africa vs Cape verde's game. The present Caf president has been there for ttoo long, Africa soccer is trending backwards. Fingers crossed Nigeria vs Zambia.
shabala
posted: 02:27pm 22/01/2013
Keshi isn't a good Coach simple
Anonymous
posted: 04:32pm 22/01/2013
Every body is already crying for Eagles woeful and dismal performance againt Burkinabes who to me is a very bad side. I bet you, Friday is going to be a day of High Blood Pressure. I pray the get something out of Zambia match or else Keshi will shut his loud mouth for life.

Elegant..
ijiesyoung
posted: 05:05pm 22/01/2013
THE EARLIER WE ACCEPT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE NO TEAM THE BETTER FOR US.WITH KESHI NIGERIANS WILL REMAIN DREAMING PEOPLE.
Anonymous
posted: 06:04pm 22/01/2013
Nigeria played better, the pitch is bad and they couldnt influence the game as much as they would have loved to, further more we had more clear cut chances, the finishing would have have seen burkina loose by 3 goals on a different day, burkina had one good player and that was pietrotio(cant spell) aside that we lock them down and move well all of the team are fast and strong, yobo a bit sluggish but hopefully he will pick up, and the team need to press more when they defend, they did really well tracking back however, lots of positive, the goal was just a blot and even with 10 men, burkina did not deserve it
stanslinks
posted: 06:05pm 22/01/2013
This had been Nigerian style of play right from our falling days. Play very impressive football like men, but end it all like women. Absolutely, nothing has changed. Part of the reason for bringing on Keshi is to fix the Nigerian defence. After one year if he didnt do that what happens? We never lacked good strikers, we lacked good defenders.

As I said before, I will give my final accessment of this Couch and this side after our second match with Zambian team. Hands to Heart still crossed, watching and waiting.
Me,myself and I
posted: 10:00pm 22/01/2013
It is very Clear now why Keshi moved the last two friendly matches indoors and out of site, he knows that by doing so many of us will not be able to critize him, he knows fully well the mistake that he has done and he refuse to walk back from it,and by the time he gets to SA it will be overly too late for anything to be done, I have said it hear that to be a good coach u need to know how to listen, I'm not judging Keshi based on what I saw yesterday but I judging him on his one year as our coach, and I will say am not impressed. His track record of coaching is not a good one either, coach Togo & Mali they never got out of the group stage and if we are not careful we are heading the same way.
Me,myself and I
posted: 10:33pm 22/01/2013
The SE need a new captain, for our next match yobo dose not have an idea the duties of a captain, when u notice that the ref is not doing his job, it is the duty of the captain to confront the ref and point out any regularities, yesterday it was mikel that was doing so, yobo let the ref get his way with Nigeria, and for that I blame him for the red card that Nigeria got, when u see as a captain that efe Ambrose is having a difficult time handing the striker is either u overload that position or u change the defender that can match that very striker. This is what Peter Odemwingie has been talking about, that we need a captain that be a leader off and on the pitch.
Ebimocliff
posted: 11:07pm 22/01/2013
Nigeria did not play badly, they controlled the game relied on the long ball which got us the goal and which has bn one key pattern of scoring for us. Pls those who watch our league and past Nations Cup will recognise this. Sunday Oliseh in his days was one midfielder who did this a lot and Yekini was the beneficiary. My only problem in that match was the defense especially Yobo and Ambrose. Ambrose has not felt comfortable as a right fullback and it is well known but those cards were just unlucky cards. Musa needs to grow up because if he had some sense he should have known that at that moment in the game you just run down the clock. Ike Uche was a big disappointment. Does this mean we played badly? No. Can we improve? Obviously, yes. Can we beat Zambia? Probably easier than Burkina Faso, if I fear any team right now it is the Ethiopians, they were breathtaking and the altitude suits them (it beats me what we were doing in Faro). In all there were a lot of positives we can take from our match.
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