Burkina Faso named squad for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Burkina Faso coach Paul Put has announced his final squad of 23 for the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The Stallions, who are based in Nelspruit, will play Nigeria, defending champions Zambia and Ethiopia in Group C.
And the squad named is a talented one, with all of their players are based in Europe.
Les Etalons are involved in friendly games in South Africa prior to the start of the continental championship – against Niger on 10 January, ahead of a clash with Tanzania on 14 January, while there is also a match lined up against PSL side Orlando Pirates on the 16th.
The west African side took part in both the 2010 and 2012 AFCON tournaments, but failed to go past the first round.
Burkina Faso Squad:
Abdoulaye Soulama (Asante Kokoko/Ghana), Germain Sanou (St Etienne/France), Daouda Diakité (Lierse/Belgium)
Mohammed Koffi (Petrojet/Egypt), Henry Traoré (Ashanti Kotoko/Ghana), Bakary Koné (Lyon/France), Mady Panandétiguiri (R. Antwerp/Belgium), Paul Koulibaly (Dynamo Buccarest/Romania)
Wilfried Balima (FC Sheriff Tiraspol/Moldavia), Florent Rouamba (FC Sheriff Tirasplo/Moldavia), Issouf Ouattara (Chernomorets Burgas/Bulgaria), Préjuce Nakoulma (Gornik Zabrze/Poland), Wilfried Sanou (Kyoto Sanga/Japan), Abdoul Razack Traoré (Lechia Gdansk/Poland), Ali Rabo (Al Shorta/Egypt), Charles Kaboré (Marseille/France), Djakaridja Koné (Evian Thonon-Gaillard/France), Jonathan Pitroïpa (Rennes/France), Alain Traoré (Lorient/France)
Aristide Bancé (Augsburg/Germany), Moumouni Dagano (Lekwiya/Qatar), Pierre Koulibaly (Al Dhaid Sharja/Emirates), Wilfried Hughes Dah (Al Dhaid Sharja/Emirates)