Burkina Faso was eliminated from the tournament by Senegal who advance by a 3-1 result. Sadio Mane powered his Nation to their second consecutive final from a late-winning goal.
The host Nation Cameroon played their semi-final ties until 120 minutes and lost to the Pharaohs of Egypt in a penalty kick-off.
Senegal and Egypt will battle it out in the final on Sunday, whilst a day before Burkina Faso and Cameroon will jostle for a third-place spot.
Coach Kamau Malo of Burkina Faso said:
“We are indeed disappointed following our elimination in the semifinals, but we have to prepare ourselves properly to play this match for third place in the best conditions. We have to remobilize now. We are physically and mentally ready to play our game.”
Bertrand Traore the Captain of the Burkina Faso side said:
“We are down after our elimination, but we have to remobilize to get the bronze medal. At this level of the competition, we feel tired but we will do everything to have a good match and end the tournament on a good note.”
Cameroon – Disappointed Lions
Decimated after their elimination on their land, Cameroon seems that they still can’t get out of this defeat.
Barely 48 hours after penalties’ heartbreak, the Indomitable Lions will have to regroup and try to give their faithful supporters something to cheer at.
Andre Onana The Indomitable Lions Goalkeeper said:
“It’s difficult to live in such a situation but that’s football. We ask our supporters and all Cameroonians to stay around our young team. We have to go after our goals,”
Antonio Conceiçao Coach of Cameroon also made his views:
“The sadness is great especially when we do not achieve our objectives. The players have worked well, and I am proud of them. It is up to us to learn now and move forward. I give the best of myself to have the best results with this team. We wanted to write history, but it didn’t work out”.
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