Stallions want nothing but AFCON win

Edwin  - CEO January 2, 2024
Updated 2024/01/05 at 3:30 AM
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Burkina Faso claim third at the Africa Cup of Nations

Burkina Faso wants to get rid of ‘almost’ label



Can Burkina Faso reach the top of the podium at Côte d’Ivoire 2023?


Burkina Faso’s matches in Group D


January 16, 2024

Burkina Faso – Mauritania, 14h00 GMT, Stade de la Paix, Bouaké


January 20, 2024

Algeria – Burkina Faso, 14h00 GMT, Stade de la Paix, Bouaké


January 23, 2024

Angola – Burkina Faso, 20h00 GMT, Charles-Konan-Banny Stadium, Yamoussoukro


How Burkina Faso qualified for the African Cup of Nations 


The 1-all draw against Togo away in Lomé sealed the deal for the Stallions.


Former Lorient player Dango Ouattara opened the scoring for Burkina Faso in the 12th minute. Despite Kodjo Laba’s equalizer 14 minutes later, this result was enough to secure qualification for their 13th AFCON appearance with two match days to go.


On top of Group B with 10 points, the Stallions could no longer be joined by Togo or Eswatini, who only had two points with two match days remaining. A 3-1 loss to Cape Verde before a goalless draw with Eswatini did not affect Burkina Faso’s fate.


The player to watch: Edmond Tapsoba


Edmond Tapsoba is a right-footed defender known for his sense of anticipation, maturity, healing, and recovery. He is also very rarely booked – a very crucial quality.


His ‘clean’ play on the pitch brings a certain serenity to his defense posture. His good game reading, compelling positioning, and excellent heading allow him to intercept numerous balls and cut off most opposing offensive plays.


Thanks to his technical quality, he makes good restarts. He is swift, rare for a central defender, and blessed with a powerful shot. Tapsoba has no difficulty projecting himself forward when the game requires it.



The coach: Hubert Velud


Hubert Velud is praised for his team’s offensive play. His style of play is based on intensity, aggressive pressing, and bags of energy.


His team plays a game based on conservation – a fluid and worked system and set pieces.


On this point, he says: “They have great importance in modern football. I want my team to produce a play and always look to play. We must not calculate.”


He particularly appreciates doubling passes and playing in triangles in small spaces. Full-backs play an essential role in his tactical plan by providing many offensive solutions.



Results of Burkina Faso at the AFCON

1978: 1st Round

1996: Fourth

2000: 1st Round

2002: 1st Round

2004: 1st Round

2010: 1st Round

2012: 1st Round

2013: Finalist

2015: 1st Round

2017: Third

2021: Fourth


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