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Afcon 2017: Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau in Survival Battle

Burkina Faso striker Diawara rises for an aerial challenge with Gabonese defender.

Guinea Bissau coach Baciro Cande is not ready to see his country exit their debut Africa Cup of Nations without a win. The Djurtus, information pills http://csrf.net/wp-includes/rewrite.php named after a species of wild dog in Guinea Bissau, viagra face Burkina Faso on Sunday evening at the Stade de Franceville, Franceville.

The debutants were unlucky to go empty handed in their second match day, especially after Piqueti Djassi Brito pit the team in the lead in the 13th minute with a goal-of-the tournament contender.

Guinea Bissau held for 61 minutes before succumbing to Siani’s strike and Ngadeu Ngadjui winner with twelve minutes to time.

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They just did enough in their opener to pick a point from the hosts in the last minutes of added time.

“We will be facing a team with huge experience in African football,” Guinea Bissau coach Baciro Candle said.

“We are a modest team and will continue to work harder. I know my players and the result here has been the fruit of hard work.”

The task will not be easy considering that Equatorial Guinea (2012) and Cape Verde a year late, are the only debutants that have succeeded past the groups.

The Stallions have made out of the groups only twice- Runners Up in South Africa 2013 and a 4th place back in 1998. They are ranked 53 globally, 15 places above Guinea Bissau.

“What we need against Guinea Bissau is victory since that will be the only way to reach our objective of a place at the next round,” Paulo Duarte noted.

Burkina Faso midfielder, Bertrand Traore, also echoes the words of his coach noting that “Guinea Bissau is a strong side and very competitive. We know the importance of this match and we will go into it with the full concentration and hopefully win.”

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