For the Burkinabe coach, having his son in his selection is nothing but pride. “Patrick is a very good player. He has been part of the Stallions for several years, even before I took over in 2019,” declares the former player of US Ouagadougou and Etoile Filante. “He faces stiff competition in his position and must still work hard within the selection. He played in the opener as we had a lot of absentees due to COVID, but he remains one of the players we rely on in the squad,” added the coach.

Patrick, central defender of Hassania d’Agadir in Morocco, has already 22 caps with the Stallions since his first appearance in the Burkinabe jersey on 9 October 2015 under former coach Gernot Rohr.