African Games: Nigeria’s 46-year wait for men’s football gold continues, lose 2-0 to Burkina Faso

African Games: Nigeria’s 46-year wait for men’s football gold continues, lose 2-0 to Burkina Faso

Two first half goal – between seven minutes – condemned Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to a 2-0 defeat to Burkina Faso in the final of the men’s football event at the African Games on Friday.

Paul Aigbogun’s men thus settled for a silver medal in the Games as the curtain falls on the 12th edition.

 


 

Nigeria has not won the event since 1973 and has now finished as runners up three times (1978,2003 and 2019).

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