Nigeria, African champion and Spain next opponent in the Confederations Cup
Nigeria shot quality and trade and won a discreet Burkina Faso (1-0) in a sober match in the final of the African Cup of soccer, disputed today in Johannesburg.The ‘green eagles’ continental champions are proclaimed again 19 years later, and thus they present their candidacy to return to the aristocracy of a world of soccer that they already fell in love with in the nineties.
The Nigerians controlled the game at all times with a solid and well-positioned defense, and quality at the forefront of the ‘green eagles’ always created problems for the defense of the revelation team of the championship.Nigeria started combining well and clearly arrived at the area, and Ambrose had the first opportunity with a header from the corner of a high corner.Burkina showed his quality in a good attack play and an excellent pass between the lines of Pitroipa that Bance did not finish..
But Nigeria was still in control of the match, with Chelsea player Obi Mikel at the helm in midfield.The ‘Green Eagles’ they built with patience, without ever neglecting the rear, its ruffles came well on the wings, While Moses' mobility at the top opened up spaces in Burkina's vague defense, Burkinabe striker Bance tried twice from afar on the brink of half an hour, but his trallazos were lost near the goal of Enyeama.
The Nigerian attack became less sharp over the minutes, Although the team was still better planted than Burkina in the field, but in the minute 40 Sunday Mba quickly controlled a rejection by the Burkinanese defense, He outplayed an opponent and crossed the volley quickly to the far post to beat Diakite. The Nigerian Ideye was about to score the second three minutes after the restart., with a shot at close range after a very fast half-turn inside the area that was about to beat Diakite.
Nigeria approached the second goal again with a very fast and very clear counter that Moses did not succeed in finishing. The ‘green eagles’ they gave ground to withdraw, but the Burkinese stars Pitroipa, Bance or Nakoulma did not shine and the danger was still carried by Nigeria.Burkina seemed to throw the rest in the last section, and newcomer Sanou shot too far to the right from inside the box on a good occasion in the 73rd minute.The Burkinese were now exposing themselves to Nigeria's daunting contras, that he did not sentence for the little success of Musa and Moses facing the goal. Given the lack of clarity, Burkina desperately sought a draw in a series of corners, but the Nigerian defense saved the situation without too much trouble.
A sensational wall between Moses and Musa could kill the game five minutes from the end, but Ideye did not make it to the final center of Musa and the contest died on its own. The Nigerian victory overflowed the joy of the thousands of Nigerian immigrants present at Soccer City Stadium and of the many who live throughout South Africa..