Monday 30 January 2017, 05:04

Burkina Faso find success blending youth and experience

Nearly half of the squad in Gabon are playing their first Africa Cup of Nations finals, with many of them in their early 20s. Led on the field by experienced players, the youngsters went into the competition with their feet running.

Compact defence

The Burkina Faso defence has leaked just two goals in their four games and much of the credit must go to goalkeeper Herve Koffi, who at 20 is the youngest goalkeeper at the tournament. He was surprisingly given the starting role ahead of the more experienced Germain Sanou.