AFCON 2021: Cisse targets second consecutive final as Senegal takes on Burkina Faso

Coach Aliou Cissé and his side reached the AFCON semifinals for the second time in a row as they battle off with Burkina Faso.

The two sides will lock horns in a West-African Derby in Yaoundé on Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

Finishing as runners-up in Egypt 2019, Senegal are eyeing a title that eluded them for a long time.

The Teranga Lions timidly started the competition in Cameroon but have been fueling better and better since the Round of 16.

Sadio Mane’s teammates are dreaming of a place in the final and nothing but the title they narrowly missed twice, finishing as losing finalists in 2002 and 2019.

“We prepared well for our semi-final against Burkina Faso, even if we didn’t have a lot of time. We focused on recovery. We know Burkina Faso team well; they remain a good team that is progressing with good players,” Cisse said.

“We are expecting a difficult match, but we are ready. I am thinking of doing everything to pass this milestone of the semi-finals. We hope and work to win this African title.”

“We have never doubted our abilities. Our desire is to play the grand final on February 6th,” he added.

Meanwhile, The Stallions of Burkina Faso have impressed since the start of the competition with a fluid, offensive and forward-looking game.

The Burkinabe finished third in their last appearance in Gabon 2017. After missing the last edition in Egypt, they are now eyeing to better their best AFCON record when they finished as losing finalists in 2013.

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