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AFCON 2021: Burkina Faso Keeps Qualification Hope Alive
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AFCON 2021: Burkina Faso Keeps Qualification Hope Alive

After suffering a first match comeback defeat against the host, the Stallions now keep their qualification hope alive after securing a hard-earned victory against the Cape Verde team in their second game, with a goal from Bande before the end of their first break.

Hassan Bande was introduced to the starting lineup to replace the Aston Villa striker Bertrand Traore who tested positive for Covid19 on Wednesday.

After dominating most of the match with the less attacking threat from their opponent, the Stallions quickly utilized their opportunities, with Bande chesting home the goal a few minutes to halftime.

Burkina Faso is now at the same point with Cape Verde, both of who are now trailing group leader Cameroon with 3 points each, who after hammering Ethiopia 4-1 in their match to seal a place in the next round.

With a match to go, both teams either need a win or draw to keep them going in the competition, with the Ethiopian team’s chances of qualification slim.

Burkina Faso will be banking on the positive results for their players who tested positive for Covid19 in their final group match against bottom side Ethiopia, while Cape Verde would dwell it out leader Cameroon for a slot in the next round.

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