All Africa Games: Nigeria held 1-1 by Burkina Faso in opener
All Africa Games: Nigeria held 1-1 by Burkina Faso in opener
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All Africa Games: Nigeria held 1-1 by Burkina Faso in opener

Nigeria's Flying Eagles were held 1-1 by Burkina Faso in their opening game of the All Africa Games men's football event played on Friday.

After a goalless 45 minutes, Nigeria went ahead in the 58th minute when Ghali Ahmad connected home from a corner kick.

But Burkina Faso leveled up toward the end of the All Africa Games match played in Rabat, Morocco.

Nigeria will face South Africa on Tuesday in continuation of the football event.

Nigeria have won six medals from eight appearances in the tournament’s past 11 editions, winning gold once, silver twice and bronze three times.