AFCON 2021: ‘We must draw lessons from the group stage’ – Kamou Malo

Burkina Faso national team head coach Kamou Malo has urged his players to draw lessons from the group stage going forward.

The Kamou Malo coached side qualified to the knockout phase of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations despite the 1-1 draw against Ethiopia in the final Group A match played at the Stade Omnisports de Bafoussam on Monday.

The Stallions were looking for a win that would see them qualify automatically having collected three points in the recent victory over Cape Verde. 

A draw was still good enough for as they were guaranteed to finish second depending on the results from the other game involving Cape Verde and Cameroon.

“We are happy to qualify, but we have to change a lot because we missed many chances today. We have to draw our lessons from the group stage, and to look at our tactics as I know it will be different in our next matches,” Malo said before adding.

“It was not an easy group, but I am glad we surmounted the challenges and now we can plan once again. We are ready to play any opponents in the next round,” he added.

The Stallions of Burkina Faso managed to go through as runners up in Group A on head to head rule ahead of Cape Verde whom they beat, with both teams having four points.

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