AFCON 2021: Stallion’s Captain Confident Of Victory At Opener

By Etienne Mainimo

The captain of the Burkina Faso senior football team, Bertrand Troare says, they are confident of grabbing a victory when they take on host Cameroon in the opening match of the Cameroon 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON on January 9.

In a pre-match press conference, Bertrand Troare stressed that the most important thing is to stay focused, uphold the same fighting spirit they had during the World Cup qualifying campaign. During the press conference was also the Deputy Coach, Firmin Sanou.

“…Tomorrow’s games would be different from the one we played with Algeria because we are playing against the host country. The most important thing is to stay focused in our game and show the same fighting spirit displayed during the World Cup qualifying campaign,” he said.

He added, “I think everything will be fine and I have full confidence in the team and we ready to show we are here to do something and get something. We are going to show that tomorrow.”

Burkina Faso will confront Cameroon in the opening game of the 2021 AFCON that begins on Sunday January 9 to February 6, 2022.

President Paul Biya would take the front seat at the 60,000 seater Olembe Stadium and fans are upbeat Cameroon does not lose their home games.

Many have gotten their Covid-19 tests and tickets ready for the encounter tomorrow.

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