30 January 2013
Burkina Faso: Burkina Into Quarters Without Alain Traoré
By Moutakilou Mumuni
Huge disappointment for Burkina Faso! The Stallions will play the quarterfinals without their top scorer in this Afcon, Alain Traoré.
The Lorient player was hit and left on a stretcher during the match against Zambia (0-0). Disappointed but the Burkina midfielder think the mission is accomplished.
"This is a great pride and at the same time a disappointment because of my injury I left the field head down. Burkina Faso qualifies. I think I sacrificed myself for my team. Being reduced, I wanted to help anyway. I knew it would be difficult to keep up. But I love my country too. I think the African Cup of Nations is over for me on Tuesday evening. Well we will see the severity of the injury. Sorry for my club that is eagerly waiting for me in Lorient. But now I think of getting healed and become the first supporter of Burkina Faso. We'll see the diagnosis but I know my body. "
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