posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – February 11th, 2013
The match began with the dominance of the Super Eagles, whose initial lineup was Enyeama, Echiejile, Omeruo, Oboabona, Ambrose, Onazi, Mikel, Mba, Moses, Ideye Brown and I. Uche. Burkina Faso played with Diakite, Panandetiguiri, B. Kone, Koulibaly, Koffi, D. Kone, Kabore, Rouamba, Nakoulma, Pitroipa and Bance.
Although the beginning of the match showed the nerves of the players of Burkina Faso, as the game progressed the score was tied and opportunities appeared in both areas, until in the 40th minute the Nigerian Sunday Mba made a great play which ended up becoming the first goal.
The second half began with the selection of Burkina Faso attacking with plays by Jonathan Pitroipa, but it was the Nigerian Moses who had the chance to score a second goal, but failed to the despair of the Nigerian bench. The best chance of Burkina Faso was that of Sanou, who threw a great shot that got deflected by Enyeama.
Thus, Nigeria has once again taken the African Cup of Nations after almost twenty years. The selection of Burkina Faso leaves the CAN 2013 with its head held high, after reaching the final when no one thought they would.
On the other hand, in the match for third place, the selection of Mali won 3-1 against Ghana and was able to give a joy to a people who are going through a bad time since their country is at war.
The Malians were ahead on the scoreboard thanks to a great header of Samassa, passed by Tamboura. Keita scored of tranquility and the Ghana player Wakaso missed a penalty that could have gotten his team in the game.
Wth only eight minutes left, the Ghanaian Asamoah scored, but in overtime Diarra scored the third goal, and the match ended, which meant third place for Mali.