Betrand Traore against South Africa Credit: Courtesy

Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore believes it will be a very difficult match when his side takes on Uganda in the penultimate fixture of the 2021 Afcon qualifiers in Group B.

The two nations are separated by a single point with Burkina Faso in first spot while the Cranes are second.

“It’s always nice to get back with the national team. We are a group of friends and brothers. I feel good. Today was my first session with the team and I feel happy,” Traore who featured for Aston Villa on Sunday against Spurs told the media at Kitende.

“You guys have a very good team. The first leg I didn’t play, I was injured and watched from stands. It was a tough game for us and at the end of the day; I think it was a fair result for both teams.”

Without mentioning names, Traore pointed at Uganda Cranes attackers and the goalkeeper as his side’s main threat depending on the first leg game in Ouagadougou.

“You have got some good attacking players and a top goalkeeper. We know how difficult it’s going to be tomorrow and so we have to be there at the right time to get the victory.”

Traore also believes that the game on Wednesday is the most important for the Stallions in the campaign.

“I think is the most important game in the campaign because tomorrow we can qualify. Last Afcon we didn’t qualify so it was hurting for us, the whole country and so tomorrow is a big day for us.”

Traore will be key for Burkina Faso if they are to leave Kitende with all three points.  

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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