Burkina Faso coach Paul Put celebrates with shootout hero; Aristide Bance after beating Ghana
Burkina Faso Coach Put Reveals Surprise At Beating Ghana Three Months After Afcon
By Ameenu Shardow
Burkina Faso coach Paul Put has revealed his surprise at beating Ghana to make the 2013 Nations Cup finals three months after the tournament in South Africa.
The Belgian trainer led the Stallions to their first Nations Cup finals after a famous penalty shootout victory over the Black Stars at the semi final stage of the competition.
This was after Aristide Bance had cancelled out a Mubarak Wakaso opener in regulation time.
The game played at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit traveled all the way to the lottery of penalty kicks after no clear winner emerged following 30 minutes of extra time.
Burkina Faso however triumphed in the shoot-out in a 3-2 win to send Ghana crashing out of the tournament.
The 56-year-old after three months, has now revealed the enormous surprise realized while disclosing the secret of Burkina?s relative success after kicking out Ghana at the semi final stage in South Africa.
?It was a surprise for everyone even in Burkina Faso because nobody expected that,? the Belgian revealed.
?It was a good feeling but also we had a very good preparation.
?I involved a doctor from Belgium and a physio and trainers also.
?Everything was prepared and they were ready to listen also. We had 44 days together with the players and not even a single indiscipline from them, so that is a good sign.?
The Stallions however failed to shine in the grand finale and eventually lost 1-0 to Nigeria.