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Burkina Faso bank on defensive discipline in Ghana match

Posted On Wednesday, 6th February 2013
Burkina Faso coach Paul Put wants his charges to maintain their impressive  defensive organisation and tactical discipline when they face favourites Ghana in today’s second semi-final.

Burkina Faso coach Paul Put wants his charges to maintain their impressive defensive organisation

Burkina Faso coach Paul Put wants his charges to maintain their impressive defensive organisation and tactical discipline when they face favourites Ghana in today’s second semi-final.

The Stallions have conceded only once, against Nigeria, and the Belgian believes if they can maintain their tactical discipline, “they can show what they are capable of.”

“I hope we continue with our fine run all the way to the finals,” Put told a packaged press conference, joking that Burkina Faso has now become a hot property thanks to their fine performance since the first day.

“I want the press conferences to be packed like this. I think we should qualify for the finals so that you continue coming here,” the media-savvy coach said.

The defensive partnership of Bakary Kone (4), Koffi Mohamed (5), Paul Keba (8) and Mady Panandetiguiri (12) has been near impregnable.

And the coach Put said of the defensive discipline: “Hopefully, they can maintain the same discipline, organisation and motivation.

“If they were able to contain Adebayor (Emmanuel), then for sure they should be motivated to play against the big names be it Gyan or Didier Drogba,” Put said.

He added: “We prepared with a lot of concentration and serenity. I know that having played four matches in this stadium it has become our home now. I hope this will be a psychological advantage to Burkina Faso.”

The Stallions have confounded pundits by qualifying for the semi-finals for the first time since 1998 when they hosted the tournament.

 

They face an unconvincing Ghana side under pressure to return what their talented roster promises on paper.

“When we left Ouagadougou, I was told to perform better than the other occasions. I can assure you it is already party time in Ouagadougou. Now that we are in the semis we will be under no pressure because we have already achieved what we came to do here.” Put said.

Team captain Moumouni Dagano downplayed the absence of forward Alain Traore who tore a muscle against Zambia and was ruled out of the tournament.

“It is a shame that Alain Traore is not in the team, but as the coach has been saying we will have to play for him and carry the day.

“It is been our dream to play better than the 1998 team. The good thing is we got the blessings from members of that team.”

 

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    TWEAA., GH SHOULD JUST PRESSURE THESE GUYS. BY HALF TIME THE GAE WILL BE OVER.BURKINA WILL JUST BE PLAYING DEFENSIVE AND COUNTER ATTACK. PRESSURE EVEN BREAKS METAL. I WISH I WAS THE GH COACH. I WILL START ASANTE AT TEH 7, KASA AT THE 11. YIADOM N CLOTTEY. BADU UP TOP. ANNAN/RABIU IN MIDFIELD. IN DEFENSE, I WILL PUT AKAMINKO AT THE 2, KISSI/AFFUL AT TEH 3 AND AWAL AND JONATHAN IN DEFENSE. WAKASSO, GYAN, ATSU WILL EXAMNINE FROM THE BENCH N COME IN LATER…GH 3, BURKINA 0…MINCE MEAT KRA…JUST PLAY BREAK N PASS BALL, MOVE THE BALL IN A TRIANGULAR PASSING MODE. UTILISE THE WINGS AND THE MIDDLE AND HAVE THE 7 AND 11 SWITCH UP FROM TIME TO MESS UP THE BURKINA DEFENDERS. WEGO SUCK THEM LIKE BURKINA KOKO. DAUDA WILL GO ON VACATION IN THIS GAME. JUST WATCH…

  2. Nelson says:

    Presure is us under coach ‘Put.Black Stars will do it again 2night and teach him how soccer is made or played.God Bless Ghana!

  3. clem says:

    watch out for my boy B.kone (4)bros you be too much

  4. theprince says:

    I personally think their defence will be hard to crack but i believe with our experience we will carry the day

  5. johnsam says:

    what are you guys talking about? can’t you people see that they scare ?thus why this coach is talking too much.which their defence?inexperienced players ? you guys should watch,ghana will trash them like belle.the boring game they played against togo which even commentators joked with that.they don’t know how to score goals.they were lucky to have that silly goal.all ghanaians should wait and see what will happen to them.

  6. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    COACH,COACH,COACH.HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I CALLED YOUR NAME?BE CAREFUL SO THAT YOU DON’T CRY AT THE END OF THE MATCH TODAY LIKE THE CAPE VERDE’S COACH .I WARNED HIM BUT HE WOULDN’T LISTEN WHICH OF COURSE YOU ARE MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE.GHANA QUALIFIES TO THE FINALS TONIGHT.





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