Manchester United’s Amad Traore opens Ivory Coast goal account with winning strike against Burkina Faso

The 18-year-old scored a late goal as the Elephants fought back from behind to claim victory

Manchester United forward Amad Traore scored the winning goal as Ivory Coast secured a 2-1 comeback win over Burkina Faso on Saturday. 

Ajax star Lassina Traore opened the scoring at the Stade Alassane Ouattara D’Ebimpe in the 15th minute and the effort separated both teams at the break. 

Later in the second half, Ibrahim Sangare inspired Ivory Coast’s fight-back with his equaliser in the 72nd minute and the game was looking to end as a draw until Traore’s brilliance stoppage-time. 

The Manchester United teenager scored gsi first international goal for the Elephants with his free-kick in the 97th minute.

Traore got his maiden invitation to the national team this year and he made his debut against Niger in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on March 26. 

Patrice Beaumelle’s will aim to maintain their fine form when they travel to Cape Coast for another friendly game against Ghana on June 12.

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