Burkina Faso national team head coach Kamou Malo claims that his charges are more than determined to register victory against Tunisia.
Tunisia and Burkina Faso go toe-to-toe at Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua tonight for a place in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
Having finished second in Group A, Burkina Faso needed a penalty shootout to overtake Gabon and reach the quarterfinals.
However, according to Malo, the Stallions are more determined to register a win on Saturday.
“The next match is qualifying for the semifinals, so it is very difficult. We have determination to continue the journey and feel the responsibility,” Malo said.
“Our players are young and have the enthusiasm to win and continue their way. Tunisia is a good and cohesive team, but our side is armed with spirit and determination.”
“The game will not be played on paper, but on the field. We don’t think about the past, but the present is always more important. We have a young ambitious team, and we can write our present and future,” he added.
Burkina Faso will be armed with history against Tunisia, as this is the third time both teams face in the quarterfinals. The Burkinabe won the two previous matches, at home in 1998 and in Gabon 2017.
Meanwhile, the Carthage Eagles hope to continue the dream, and reach the semifinals for the second time in a row, after Tunisia finished fourth in its last participation in Egypt 2019.