Bangoura – Good preparations paying off for Guinea


Guinea’s coach Mohamed Kanfoury Bangoura said the good preparations his team had in Morocco ahead of the Total African Nations Championships (CHAN) is paying-off.

Bangoura told that it is not by mistake that they are now at the semi-final, but it’s a result of properly planned training that took place in Morocco.

The Syli Nationale of Guinea stormed CHAN semi-final on Sunday after a hard fought 1-0 win against Rwanda. After four games in the tournament, Bangoura’s team is still unbeaten, have scored seven goals and conceded three.

“It is unfortunate that we have lost a player at the quarter final to a red card. But we are determined to go all the way to try and get to the final. We have a good team which is well motivated and has what it takes to win the title,” added Bangoura.

Mohamed Kanfoury Bangoura - Guinea Coach

The coach who is popularly called ‘Trappatoni’ – behind the famous Italian coach Giovanni Trappatoni - among the Guinean fans said they need to become more clinical in front of goal when they face Mali in the first semi-final on Wednesday. “We are creating many scoring opportunities, but converting few,” he noted.

Although Bangoura made it clear they do not underrate the Malian team because they play the same brand of football, Guinea coach concluded they will twist the strategy to handle their opponents.