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Burkina Faso can find motivation from ongoing coup at home – coach says

Burkina Faso’s head coach, Kamou Malo, feels that success at the Africa Cup of Nations will make the country’s besieged population smile again, despite a coup d’état and political unrest at home.

The country’s domestic turmoil has worsened since military forces deposed the government on Jan. 23 over their dissatisfaction with the authorities’ incapacity to deal with an escalating Islamist insurgency and armed terrorist assaults.

The national team of Burkina Faso will play Senegal in the first semifinal on Wednesday at Yaounde’s Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.

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Malo believes that happenings in his nation can provide further motivation for the Nations Cup outsiders before of the contest.

“We’ve had to deal with terrorism for numerous years, and it hasn’t stopped throwing our people into sadness,” he told media on Tuesday.

“Right now, our goal is to restore a smile back to our people.”

“We won’t spare any effort if we can convey hope through our sporting endeavors.”

What’s going on at home serves as an additional source of incentive for us.”

Burkina Faso advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Gabon on penalties in the round of 16 only hours after gunfire was heard at the presidential mansion and other locations in the capital, Ouagadougou.

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President Roch Kabore was detained and subsequently overthrown, with the military taking control of the country.

“We’ve had to deal with terrorism for numerous years, and it hasn’t stopped throwing our people into sadness,” he told media on Tuesday. “Right now, our goal is to restore a smile back to our people.”

“We won’t spare any effort if we can convey hope through our sporting endeavors.” What’s going on at home serves as an additional source of incentive for us.”

Burkina Faso advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Gabon on penalties in the round of 16 only hours after gunfire was heard at the presidential mansion and other locations in the capital, Ouagadougou.

President Roch Kabore was detained and subsequently overthrown, with the military taking control of the country.

“However, the reality is that two large, strong teams will meet on the field; both have worked hard, both have faced challenges, and both Burkina Faso and Senegal have conquered them to demonstrate their mental strength.”

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