Despite watching his side suffer a 2-0 defeat to Nigeria, in the qualifiers for next year’s African Nations Championship, Burkina Faso coach Traore Drissa has insisted that their hosts were “not neccesarily spectacular”.

Home-based Super Eagles defeated the Les Etalons 2-0 in the first leg qualifier at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt courtesy of goals from Bature Yaro and Gbolahan Salami.


However, coach Drissa maintained that Nigeria won at the expense of mistakes made by his players rather than the brilliance of their hosts.

“We made the match too easy for Nigeria. They beat us because we helped them and not necessarily because they were spectacular.

“A clear case was the first goal we conceded. They had just two forwards and we had three defenders in the situation yet they succeeded (in scoring).

“We suffered a lapse in concentration which gave Nigeria the penalty (for the second goal).

“Tactically, we had a sound plan but we lost based on the two mistakes we made,” Drissa said at the post-match press conference.

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