Burkina Faso dreams of AFCON win

Edwin  - CEO January 29, 2024
Updated 2024/01/29 at 2:46 PM
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Steve Yago
Steve Yago

It is this generation’s dream to go all the way – Yago


Burkina Faso defender, Steeve Yago says it is this generation’s dream to lift the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023


The Stallions are one day away from facing neighbors Mali in round 16 of the competition at Korhogo’s Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in what promises to be an action-packed encounter between the two neighboring countries.


The Stallions came agonizingly close to tasting continental success just over 10 years ago when they lost out to Nigeria in the finals played in Johannesburg, South Africa, by 1-0.


Yago, speaking ahead of the clash on Tuesday, says this generation is determined to go all the way, and they have been getting advice from the 2013 generation on what it takes to reach the finals of a competitive competition such as the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON.


“We have the opportunity of rewriting history with this generation. Fortunately, some players and staff from the 2013 team have been in regular touch with us and have shared their experience and insight on what it takes to reach the finals of this tough competition.


“We have advice from our elders, and we want to use this to our advantage when playing against Mali and hopefully the rest of the competition,” said Yago.


Both sides have reached the competition’s final, with the Stallions’ second-place finish in 2013 preceded by a 1972 silver medal by Mali.


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