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Put vows to put Zambia to the ‘sword’

By Tony Ubani

After chalking up all three points against Ethiopia with an emphatic 4-0 win in group C of the 2013 African Nations Cup, Burkina Faso coach Paul Put said his team is totally focused on beating Zambia in their last group game to qualify for the quarter-final.

Burkina Faso won their first game in a Nations Cup final since 1998 when they hosted. According to the coach his team has gathered momentum.

“We will be ready for Zambia on Tuesday and we are committed and united in our cause to qualify”, the coach stressed.

However,  Zambia coach, Herve Renard said all is not lost for the defending champions. “We have our destiny in our own hands. I think we are still capable of qualifying to the quarterfinal”, Renard said.

Burkina Faso are currently topping the group with four points. A win for them against Zambia will see the Stallions cementing their position in the group, while a loss or draw will certainly see Zambia out depending on the result between Nigeria and Ethiopia.


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