U-17 AFCON: Burkina Faso coach lauds players heroic display against Golden Eaglets


Burkina Faso head coach, Brahima Traore has praised his players for their heroic performance against favourites, Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets.

The Young Stallions stunned Nduka Ugbade’s boys 2-1 to seal a place in the semi-finals on Thursday night.

The Burkinabes also joined Senegal, Morocco and Mali as the four teams that will represent Africa at the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Aboubacar Camara was on target twice for Burkina Faso in the game.

Traore stated that his players gave their all to achieve their main objective in the competition.

“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 will face Senegal in Annaba on Sunday.