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We Know How Important Cranes Game is For Us – Bertrand Traore

Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore says they are aware of the importance of the game against Uganda.

The Uganda Cranes will face Burkina Faso in a crucial AFCON qualifier on Wednesday, 24th March at St.Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.

The Stallions forward who plays for English club Aston Villa has been on form for his club this season and will be expected to bring a lot on the table when the two sides meet.

Speaking after their last training, Traore says the Cranes fixture is the most important game in their entire AFCON qualifying campaign.

“I think this one is the most important in the whole campaign because tomorrow we can qualify. We Know how important it is for us. He said.

The 25 year old who missed the first leg that ended goalless at Stade Du Aout in Ouagadougou says it was a tough contest and he also praised Uganda.

“It was a tough game for us, I think at the end it was a good result for both teams.

“You guys (Uganda) really have quite a good team. In the first leg I didn’t play since i was injured and watched it from the stands.

“You have got good players. The goal keeper is a top player so we Know the opponent. We Know how difficult it is going to be tomorrow so we have to be ready for it at the right time to get the victory.”

In the last AFCON tournament, the Stallions missed out on qualification.

On this Traore adds on that they are going to do their best.

“Last AFCON tournament, we didn’t go through so it was painful for the fans and the whole country not being part of the Final AFCON tournament.

“So tomorrow is a big one, big day for us so we going to do our best.”

The Aston Villa forward is expected to cause a lot of trouble to the Cranes side especially on the right flunk due to his abilities on the ball.

When they face up tomorrow, it will be their 5th game at the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

The Cranes are currently 2nd on the four-team group B log with seven points, one adrift of leaders Burkina Faso and need just two points to seal qualification to the final AFCON tournament.

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