The Premier League outfit has felicitated with the Stallions having earned a berth on the biennial African soccer showpiece
Premier League facet Aston Villa have congratulated Bertrand Traore and Burkina Faso after qualifying for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
Regardless of enjoying a 0-Zero draw towards Uganda on Wednesday night at St. Mary’s Stadium-Kitende, Entebbe, Kamou Malo’s males booked a spot in Cameroon with a recreation to spare.
That would be the 13th time the West African nation would attain the finals since their maiden look at Ghana 1978 – the place they completed in eight place.
The Villa Park giants have taken to social media to have a good time their winger and his nation on their current success.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) March 25, 2021
“Congratulations to Bertrand Traore and Burkina Faso, who certified for the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 with a goalless draw towards Uganda on Wednesday!” a tweet from the membership learn.
Burkina Faso – who at present lead Group B having garnered 9 factors from 5 video games – will full their qualification marketing campaign once they welcome South Sudan to Ouagadougou’s Stade du four Aout on Monday in a dead-rubber affair.
Burkina Faso completed in third place on the Gabon 2017 version, albeit, they did not qualify for the 2019 version staged in Egypt following their incapability to barter their well past Botswana, Mauritania and Angola throughout the qualifiers.
Their greatest performances within the biennial African soccer showpiece stays a second positioned end in 2013 because the Jonathan Pitroipa-inspired facet bowed 1-Zero to Nigeria within the last at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, with Sunday Mba’s 40th-minute magnificence settling the encounter.
Traore, 25, who was a part of the Lyon squad that reached the semi-finals of the Champions League joined the Claret and Blue Military in September 2020 for an undisclosed price, regarded as price within the area of £19million (€20.5m).
Three months later, he scored his first Premier League purpose for Villa of their 3-Zero victory over West Bromwich Albion on December 20, 2020.
After getting back from worldwide duties, he’s anticipated to play a key position in Dean Smith’s males’s push for a spot in Europe subsequent time period.
At the moment, they occupy 10th place within the log after amassing 41 factors from 28 fixtures performed thus far.