Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
Wednesday’s football game at Stade du 4 Aout pits together Burkina Faso and Uganda, the two teams who face each other at the start of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Burkina Faso missed out on a place at the 2019 tournament, and, no doubt, they are determined to make amends for the unsuccessful qualifying campaign. A man to watch in the home team will be Olympique Lyon attacker Bertrand Traore.
The 24-year-old has yet to open his goal-scoring account in the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 campaign, but the game against Uganda could be the turning point for the former Ajax man. Uganda, on the other hand, have been producing fine performances in 2019, with the team beating Ethiopia 1-0 in their last friendly game. In their last meeting at Stade du 4 Aout Burkina Faso recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Uganda, and we believe that history is likely to repeat itself.
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.
Highlighted Team (Uganda):
Uganda are an African football team that have yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals. The Cranes struggle in the World Cup qualifiers, but they did well to make it to the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 1978.
Uganda outplayed Nigeria in the semi-finals of the tournament in Ghana, but the hosts proved to be a big catch for Peter Okee’s troops in the title game. You should bear in mind that the Uganda national football team made their first appearances at the African Cup of Nations back in 1962. The Cranes wear yellow shirts and black shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white and black.
Uganda play their home games at Mandela National Stadium, the venue that was opened in 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 45,202. The likes of Almansi Kadogo, David Obua, Ibrahim Sekagya, Joel Kitamirike and Joseph Kizito are the most notable footballers who played for Uganda.