Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
Burkina Fason will look to make amends for back-to-back losses to Kosovo (0-5) and Belgium (0-3) when they host Cape Verde to their Stade de Marrakech on Friday. Les Etalons were on the verge of winning bronze medal at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, but they were eventually beaten by Cameroon in a thriller. Burkina Faso are eager to kick off the new AFCON qualifying campaign in style, but they will have to prove their worth on the field.
A man to watch in the home team will be Aston Villa winger Bertrand Traore. Cape Verde, on the other hand, were beaten by Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations last 16. The Blue Sharks face an uphill task in Friday’s clash, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Burkina Faso’s party at Stade de Marrakech. The opposition back-line should have Ryan Mendes at bay.
Highlighted Player (Bertrand Traore):
Bertrand Traore is a pacey left-footed winger who plays for Ajax on loan from Chelsea. The Burkina Faso footballers scored 17 goals in 48 league appearances for Vitesse before joining Ajax on 12 August, 2016. Traore made his Ajax debut in a 2-2 draw with Roda, coming as a substitute in the second half of the game.
He made his Champions League debut for the Amsterdammers against Rostov on August, 2016. Bertrand, though, is still a Chelsea player and his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit expires on 30 June, 2019. Traore a winger, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well.
The Burkina Faso footballer was born on 6 September, 1995 and he made his debut for the Burkina Faso national team on 3 September, 2011 in a friendly game against Equatorial Guinea. The same year he won the Africa under 17 championship with Burkina Faso as the Stallions defeated Rwanda in the final of the tournament.