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Football | Afcon

Alain Traore © Backpagepix

We will miss Traore - Put



We have to adjust to life without Alain Traore says Burkina Faso coach Paul Put.

The 2013 Africa Nations Cup top scorer Traore will play no further part in the competition due to a thigh injury that he sustained on January 29 and will see him out of action for at least three weeks.

The 24-year-old strikers’ absence is a big blow for Burkina Faso ahead of their big Africa Cup quarterfinal clash against Togo on Sunday at Mbombela Stadium.

"Of course it is difficult but we are here with 23 players," Put said.

"You know with Alain we know we have someone who is good on corners and free kicks so we will miss him on that side of his game but we have to compensate on the other side.

"But you know it will be a difficult game but I think we should continue with the same confidence and we will see what is going to happen."

Traore is the 2013 Africa Cup current top scorer on three goals heading into this weekend’s quarterfinal fixtures.

The striker has played through the pain barrier at the tournament and had to pass a late fitness test to play against Zambia on January 29.

However, Traore lasted just seven minutes into the opening whistle of that game before he was stretched off and out of the tournament.

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