Bachirou's joy at international debut

Published: 6 Mar 2014 12:00

MORTON midfielder Fouad Bachirou made his international bow last night, playing the full 90 minutes for the Comoros Islands as they faced Burkina Faso in a friendly.

It was a debut to remember for the 23-year-old as his side came from behind to record a shock 1-1 draw with the 2013 African Nations Cup finalists, who sit 136 places higher in the FIFA rankings.

Speaking to the Tele shortly after the game, an emotional Bachirou said: “The match finished 1-1 and the feeling was amazing. I was lucky enough to start the game and finish it. Words are not enough to describe the feeling going through me now. I feel so blessed to play my first game for the Comoros. The crowd, the national anthem, everything, it was one of the best feelings I’ve felt in football.”

Closer to home, defender Stuart Findlay played in the Scotland Under-21s 2-2 draw with Hungary at Tannadice Park in Dundee.

The Celtic loanee won his sixth cap, featuring for the full 90 minutes alongside the likes of former Aberdeen winger Ryan Fraser, Hearts’ Callum Paterson, and Dundee United’s Stuart Armstrong.

Billy Stark’s side led 2-0 at the break through goals from Callum McGregor and Fraser, but they were forced to settle for a draw after conceding twice in the second half.

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