Nigeria’s Flying Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by Burkina Faso in their opening match of the 12th African Games Men’s football first Group A encounter at the Stade Hassan Moulay, Rabat on Friday.
Ahmad Ghali opened scoring for Nigeria in the 58th minute from a Abubakar Ibrahim corner kick.
The Burkinabe equalised in the 72nd minute of the encounter.
The Flying Eagles had several chances to win the game but were let down by their poor finishing in front of goal.
Paul Aigbogun’s boys will take on the Amajita of South Africa in their next game on Tuesday.