Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2017 match:
A place in the Africa Cup of Nations final will be at stake when Burkina Faso and Egypt square off against each other at Stade d’Angondje. Burkina Faso proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Tunisia, but they do not want to stop now. Les Etalons aim to make it to the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time in the history of the national team, but Wednesday’s football match against Egypt will be anything but a walk in the park for Paulo Duarte’s troops. Thanks to Kahraba’s late goal the Pharaohs defeated Morocco in the quarter-finals of the tournament and they moved one step closer to winning their eighth Africa Cup of Nations trophy. Mohamed Salah is undisputedly the team’s biggest star and all eyes will be on the Roma winger when the two teams take on each other at Stade d’Angondje. Anyhow, we predict that Burkina Faso and Egypt are going to play out a draw in the regular time.
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 (Egypt):
Egypt are an African football team that plays their home games at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria. Over the years Egypt have established themselves as the most successful national team in Africa and you should bear in mind that they won their seventh African Cup of Nations trophy in 2010.
The Pharaohs participated at the World Cup finals on two occasions (1934 and 1990) and they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament. Egypt suffered a 4-2 loss to Hungary on their World Cup debut and it has to be noted that the African team scored no more than one goal at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Ahmed Hassan is the player with the most caps for the Egyptian national team (184), while Hossam Hassan is the team’s top scorer (68). The colour of Egypt’s home kit is red and white and the Pharaohs play their away games in white shits and black shorts.