GUINEA BISSAU v. BURKINA FASO: what they are saying

January 22, 2017

It is a decisive match and our continuous stay in the competition largely depends on the outcome.

We will be facing a team with huge experience in African football.

We are a modest team and will continue to work harder.

I’m not surprised at the results of my team. I know my players and the results here have been the fruit of hard work.

There are no injury concerns and I’m hoping we will come out victors.

Frederic Mendy (Forward, Guinea Bissau)
The game against Burkina Faso is a determining factor to our future in the competition.

We are here to make our national colours proud and hopefully carry the day.

We have gained more experience from the previous two games, and we have to keep on working hard.

We are very determined and the confidence has always been there.

Paulo Duarte (Head Coach, Burkina Faso)

We did well in our previous two matches (against Cameroon and Gabon).

We have drawn lessons from the two games that will inspire us against Guinea Bissau.

We are aware of what we should have done that we didn’t do.

What we need against Guinea Bissau is victory, since that will be the only way to reach our objective of a place at the next round.

Bertrand Traore (Midfielder, Burkina Faso)
Guinea Bissau is a strong side and very competitive.

We know the importance of this match and we will go into it with the full concentration and hopefully win.

We respect all opponents. There is neither star nor small player in the Burkina Faso team; we are all equal and there is an excellent ambiance in the team, and that has been the strength of this team.

The level of the competition has been very high and it’s always difficult to score when the level is very competitive.

We hope to work hard to achieve our goal of qualification, but that depends on the reality of the matches.

We are conscious of our responsibilities and what the fans back home are expecting.

EDITED FROM: cafonline

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