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.
Burkina Faso 2-0 Nigeria.
— Andrew Randa (@RandaAndrew) August 30, 2019
Nigeria has not won the event since 1973 and has now finished as runners up three times (1978,2003 and 2019).