Steeve Yago, a defender for Burkina Faso, claims that winning the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire in 2023 is this generation’s desire.
The Stallions will play their neighbour Mali in the competition’s round of 16 at Korhogo’s Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in just one day.
This match between the two neighbouring nations looks to be exciting.
Just over ten years ago, the Stallions lost to Nigeria 1-0 in the finals held in Johannesburg, South Africa, and came agonisingly close to experiencing continental victory.
Yago stated this generation is committed to winning and that they have been receiving guidance from the 2013 generation on how to get to the finals of a tough competition like the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON.
Yago was addressing ahead of the match on Tuesday.
“We have the opportunity of rewriting history with this generation.
“Fortunately, some of the players and staff from the 2013 team have been in regular touch with us and have shared their experience and insight on what it takes to reach the finals of this tough competition.
“We have advice from our elders, and we want to use this to our advantage when playing against Mali and hopefully the rest of the competition” said Yago.
Both teams have advanced to the competition’s final round, with Mali’s 1972 silver medal coming before the Stallions’ second-place showing in 2013.