Brahima Traore proud to knock out favorites Golden Eaglets

Brahima Traore proud to knock out favorites Golden Eaglets

Burkina Faso head coach Brahima Traore is a proud man following the progress of his team to semi-final of 2023 AFCON in Algeria.

Traore’s side delivered a heroic performance, beating Nigeria 2-1 in Algiers to qualify for the semi-finals and by extension securing a ticket to the World Cup.

The Junior Stallions withstood early pressure from the Golden Eaglets before Aboubacar Camara scored in either half to hand them the victory.

“It was a heroic match and our players gave everything they had. Qualifying for the semi-finals and the World Cup was one of our goals from the beginning.

“We had promised the Federation and the Burkinabe people that we would seek to achieve this and also go for our second AFCON title,” the tactician said after the match.

Burkina Faso have now knocked out defending Champions Cameroon, and two time winners Nigeria from the tournament.

“After our first loss against Mali we were under pressure but we managed to calm down and get back on track to win against Cameroon and then Nigeria who are both considered as favorites in this competition.”

Burkina Faso now switch their attention to a tough semi-final against Senegal in Annaba on Sunday.

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