No pressure against Egypt, says Burkina Faso head coach

Burkina Faso head coach Brahima Traoré believes his team has a chance to cause an upset against Egypt, while declaring goalkeeper Hervé Koffi fit for the game.

The Pharaohs currently sit top of Group A with six points from two games, two points ahead of second-placed Burkina Faso, who they will host on Thursday, June 6.

A win could see Hossam Hassan’s men go six points clear at the top of the group, but a defeat would give Burkina Faso the driving seat.

Speaking ahead of the game, Brahima Traoré said: “We will give our best against Egypt to achieve a positive result that will enhance our chances in the group standings.

“Hervé Koffi (the goalkeeper) is ready for the match and does not suffer from any injury as has been rumored.

“We have good players who may not be well-known internationally and are not at the level of Mohamed Salah, but they are motivated and we have great confidence in them.

“I followed the CAF Confederation Cup final as well as the CAF Champions League and I know the enthusiasm of the Egyptian fans, but we know how to handle such pressures.

“There are no issues between the coaching staff and the players, and the selections were made based on technical convictions,” he added.