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    Cameroon: Burkina Faso’s Resilience Soars in AFCON Win, Coach Confident Ahead of Quarterfinals Clash Against Nigeria

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    Yaounde, Cameroon – (African Boulevard News) – Burkina Faso’s Head Coach Brahima Traore has praised the team’s resilience after securing a place in the quarter-finals of the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) following a 2-1 win over Cameroon in the last match of group A.

    Despite trailing in the opening minutes of the match after a goal from Cameroon’s Tom Maxime, Burkina Faso refused to surrender and kept pushing for an equalizer. Lassina Traore’s brace turned the tide in favor of Burkina Faso, leaving Cameroon on the brink of elimination.

    “Cameroon is a very good team, and they showed that in the opening minutes of the match. But my boys never gave up; they fought until the end and showed great character. I am very proud of them,” Traore said.

    Burkina Faso finished third in Group A with four points, behind leaders Ghana and Cameroon.

    Traore’s side will have to be on their toes and maintain their resilience when they face Group B winners Nigeria on Friday in a tightly contested quarter-final match. Nigeria, who topped Group B with three wins, will be a tough opponent, but Traore is confident his players will rise to the occasion.

    “We know Nigeria is a good team, but so are we. We will keep playing our game and ensure we are ready for the challenge. Our aim is to go all the way and lift the trophy, and we will do all we can to achieve that,” Traore added.

    The 2021 TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations is being held in Morocco and features eight teams from across the continent. The top four teams will qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held next year in Peru.

    In conclusion, Burkina Faso’s resilience has been the key to their success so far in the TotalEnergies U17 AFCON, and they will need to maintain that resilience if they hope to make it past the quarter-finals against Nigeria. With their coach Traore confident in his players, Burkina Faso will undoubtedly be a team to watch as the tournament progresses.

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