Our football match prediction:
Despite taking the lead in Wednesday’s football match against Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau eventually suffered a loss to the Indomitable Lions at Stade d’Angondje. Baciro Cande’s men have collected only one point from possible six in the group stages, meaning that they face a must-win situation against Burkina Faso. Guinea-Bissau have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at the Stallions and we predict that they will find the net in their last group game. Burkina Faso shared the spoils with the likes of Gabon and Cameroon in previous two matches in Group A, meaning that they could book their place in the knockout stages with a draw against Guinea-Bissau. Anyhow, Burkina Faso are more of a team than Baciro Cande’s troops and we are tempted to put our money on the Stallions this time out. A man to watch in Paulo Duarte’s team will be experienced midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa.
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 African U17 Championship with Burkina Faso as the Stallions defeated Rwanda in the final of the tournament.
Highlighted Team (Burkina Faso):
Burkina Faso are an African football team that is controlled by the Federation Burkinabe de Foot-Ball. They were playing under the name of Upper Volta until 1984 when they became Burkina Faso. Les Etlons (the Stallions) defeated Gabon in their first international game (5-4) and they recorded their biggest win one year later (Liberia 5-1). Burkina Faso have yet to qualify for the World Cup finals, whilst they played an important role at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. By beating the likes of Togo and Ghana in the knockout stages the Stallions set up a meeting with Nigeria in the final of the tournament, but the Super Eagles eventually won the title. It has to be noted that Mba scored the winner for Nigeria in the title game. Jonathan Pitroipa is probably the most notable footballer who played for Burkina Faso the former Rennes ace has 51 caps for the national team. Stade du 4-Aout, the venue that was opened in 1984, is regarded as Burkina Faso’s home ground.