Nigeria-Burkina Faso Africa Cup of Nations - Burkina Faso coach Paul Put has said the 1-1 draw with Nigeria in their group C match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa will boost his side's ability to progress at the tournament.
Burkina Faso snatched an extra-time equaliser with an Alain Traore goal at the match Monday, denying Nigeria a winning return to the continental competition, after missing out on the last edition.
Put, who was pensive throughout the match, hailed his players dogged performance during the match.
“My players have done well tonight and l thought we played a good game .After this game and the way we played l think the opportunity for us to qualify to the next round is still open,” the Belgian coach told journalists after the match.
However, Burkina Captain Dagano Moumouni was less openly exuberant about the win, merely saying: “It was a hard game against Nigeria as we expected but to get a draw is good for us.'
He said the team would work hard for the next games, with Ethiopia and Zambia.