MATCH CENTRE

SAT 12 NOVEMBER 2016, 19:00,

0
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Diawara, Nakoulma down Cape Verde

by BackPageTXT

Sat November 12, 21:42

Two first half strikes from Banou Diawara and Prejuce Nakoulma gave Burkina Faso a 2-0 win over Cape Verde in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde on Saturday night.

In the wake of the defeat, the Blue Sharks remain rooted at the bottom of the Group D table with zero points from two losses after losing 2-0 to Senegal last month.

The two early goals for Burkina ensured they walked away with the full three points erasing their disappointing 1-1 draw against South Africa at home last month.

As early as the second minute the Burkinabe broke the deadlock as they found the back of the net through Diawara when he scored to hand the visitors an early lead.

The visitors continued to dominate and towards the 30th minute mark, striker Nakoulma doubled the lead to ensure they were in total control of the proceedings in Praia.

It was 2-0 at the interval.

Upon their return from the tunnel, the Stallions continued dominating Lucio Artunes' men as they managed to hold onto their comfortable lead.

On the other hand, the win has elevated Paulo Duarte's side to the top of the the group due to the goal against difference, removing South Africa from the top.

Cape Verde: (0) 0
Burkina Faso: (2) 2 (Diawara 2', Nakoulma 29')

Cape Verde: Vozinha, Carlitos (J. Tavares 36'), Varela, Ricardo (R. Semedo 73'), Gege, Rocha, Soares, Heldon, Rodrigues, Djaniny (R. Gomes 75'), Babanco

Burkina Faso: Koffi, Guira, Kabore, Diawara, Dayo, B. Kone, A. Traore, Yago, Pitriopa (B. Kone 80'), Malo (Y. Coulibaly 46'), Nakoulma (J. Zongo 66')

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
CAPE VERDE BURKINA FASO
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
12
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
23
Defender
4
Defender
3
Defender
9
Defender
14
Defender
5
Defender
22
Defender
13
Defender
4
Defender
0
Defender
18
Defender
2
Defender
2
Defender
14
Midfielder
5
21
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
9
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
3
Forward/Striker
21
Midfielder
22
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
20
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
20
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