Gabon and Burkina Faso lock horns as they both search for their first three points in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group A second round of matches at the Stade d’Angondje on Wednesday.
Gabon dream of lighting the Africa Cup of Nations dealt a big blow on Saturday when they failed to win their group operner aganist tournament debutants Guinea Bissau with the clash between Burkina Faso and Cameroon producing the same result of a 1-1 draw,something that threw the group wide open
Gabon will again be depending on heroics of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who drew first blood aganist Djrutus in their 4-2-3-1 formation that conceded an injury time equalizer in their opening group match.
Gabon are not new to Burkina Faso having met them two times in the Africa Cup of Nations and they have never lost any game to the Stallions something that has made the side have courage to produce a good result.
In an interview with the press Piere Emerick Aubameyang who is the skipper of the side assured his nation that they will not let the three points go this time.
“We remain positive. We’re at home, it is a big advantage.We want to achieve something.It is up to us to win the next game,”said Aubamenyang.
Burkina Faso performed admirably aganist Cameroon as they look to recreat the success they achieved in 2013 when they earned the runners up medal aganist all odds.
For a side that had fallen behind in the first half of their opening group match Burkina Faso scored in the 75 minute to secure a point in a 1-1 draw with Cameroon.
They played the better football after going a goal down and Issoufou Dayo was the man who headed home the Stallions goal. The draw represents a decent return for Burkina Faso so any positive outcome from this game will see them in good shape to reach the knockout stages.
A team that is made of promising talents,Burkina Faso have promised that they are going to give good account of themselves with hunger for victory in a match they expect to be tight for both sides.
Speaking exclusively to soka25east Kayserispor forward Alain Traoré beleives his side will put a good show in todays game,
” I do not know the system or what the coach will put in place. We have an effective team and we are ready to play. So whatever is on the ground, the main thing is that Burkina Faso wins.
“The game within it, is going to be difficult. Gabon is the organizing country. There will be strong pressure from their audience. But we must prepare with more concentration since in these types of match, there are several aspects to be taken into account: arbitration, the public … We will go all the way since we all know that a good result can Give us the qualification on Wednesday.” former Lorent striker said.
Burkina Faso have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven outings with their past outings showing that they are weaker team aganist tough opposation but with history not counting Gabon may be in for a rude shock as a loss tomorrow increases their chances of elimination as the hosts.