Brama Traore not disappointed and praises Niger
Monday Sep 11, 2017. 09:47
Despite seeing his side exit the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on Sunday, September 10, Burkina Faso coach Brama Traore says he is not a disappointed man.
The Stallions were favourites to beat Niger in their WAFU tournament opener at Cape Coast Stadium, but succumbed to a surprise 2-1 defeat after goals from Boubacar Hainikoye Soumana and Idrissa Halidou.
Hassamy Sansan Dah scored Burkina Faso’s only goal on the day, but it was not enough to see his side mount a comeback.
Speaking after the match, Brama Traore said they were not disappointed to lose as they were using this tournament to try develop some of the younger talent from their country.
“We are not disappointed with result because played well. We congratulate Niger,” said the Burkina Faso coach.
“We have a very youthful team and we tried to let them feel the exposure they need to develop their games and improve.
“Niger showed character and the results paid off, we wish them well as they surge forward in WAFU.”