Burkina Faso host Cape Verde in dead rubber

Burkina Faso host Cape Verde in dead rubber
Prejuce Nakoulma of Burkina Faso challenged by Sfiso Hlanti of South Africa during the 2018 World Cup qualifier football match between South Africa and Burkina Faso at Soccer City, Johannesburg on 07 October 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Nov 13, 2017. 09:00

Burkina Faso will face off with Cape Verde in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification (CAF) Group D match at the Stade du 4 Août in Ouagadougou on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 21h30 CAT.

The Stallions are heading into this match having already failed to qualify for the World Cup after Senegal beat South Africa to win the group on Friday.

Burkina Faso were thrashed 3-1 by South Africa in their previous group match which was played in Johannesburg last month.

The defeat left the Stallions on position two on the Group D standings with six points from five matches. They are five points behind Senegal.

Meanwhile, Cape Verde are also heading into the last group game having failed to book their place in the finals which will be hosted by Russia.

The Blue Sharks were beaten 2-0 by Senegal in their previous group match which was played in Praia last month.

As a result, Cape Verde are placed third on the Group D standings with six points from five matches. They are only behind second-placed Burkina Faso on goal-difference.

Referee Youssef Essrayri, who hails from Tunisia, will be in charge of the encounter between Burkina Faso and Cape Verde.




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