Captain of The Stallions – Bertrand Traoré has expressed his disquiet about how poor Burkina Faso signed off the 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon came back from three goals down to beat Burkina Faso on penalties to win bronze following a 3-3 stalemate at full time at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé on Saturday.
Ambroise Oyongo scored the decisive penalty to win it for the host nation after Ibrahim Blati Toure had missed his.
Speaking in a post match interview, Bertrand Traoré [TotalEnergies Man the Match] could not believe how they lost the game:
“I’m very disappointed after this result. We had the game in our hands. We were leading 3-0 before being caught a few seconds from the end of the game.
“It’s professional misconduct because we had everything to win the game This result comes to ruin our course.”
Coach Kamou Malo [Burkina Faso coach] expressed similar position, adding that these things rarely happens in football:
“It’s hard to explain what happened tonight. We were leading 3-0 and then the Cameroonians came back. It’s a rare situation in football. I’m sad. It’s a first CAN for me.
“I am discovering the big competitions. I have experienced great things but also difficult situations. We have achieved an excellent course.”