Ahead of the last group C match at the ongoing Africa Women’s Nations Cup in Morocco, Burundi national team Coach Gustave Niyonkuru has thrown his hat in the ring with a positive mindset going up against the Super Falcons.
Gustave while answering journalists at the pre-match conference held at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium on Saturday said their preparation is ongoing and with their understanding of the teams’ position in the group, they are hopeful of coming out with positive results.
“Our preparation is going on and we are aware that South Africa has qualified with Nigeria and Bostwana on the same points, three apiece. However, we will see how it will go and we are ready”.
Gustave who said his team is in Morocco to gather as much experience as possible believes his young crop of players can return stronger against Nigeria with what they have acquired so far.
“We came to learn from the experiences of other teams, we came equipped with young players and with what we have played, we believe we will return stronger.”
“We can do it, everything is possible in football and as long as we are on the pitch, everything is possible and I can say that we are proud of what we have achieved.”
“It’s the same thing, concerning the last match, we had a strong opponent and we will rectify what happened in the last match and move on.”
“We still have some players on the bench and for us, their performance has improved and it doesn’t mean that the players who didn’t play are not good, we just decide to work according to our tactics”
Burundi will look to upset the Super Falcons and fancy their chances of making it to the quarter-finals stage as one of the best losers, but they must pull the greatest upset of the competition history with a win of three goals to nothing against the nine-time champions when they take to the field on Sunday, July 10.
Ayoola Adeleke live from Rabat, Morocco.