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Burkina Faso Announce Final AFCON Squad

Burkina Faso coach Kamou Malo has announced his final 28-man squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The squad includes Aston Villa forward Bertrand Traore and Royal Excel Mouscron goalkeeper Herve Koffi lead a cast of familiar faces at Stallions.

Traore’s brother Alain, who turns for Djiboutian outfit AS Alta Solar, is one among the top-profile absentees alongside former skipper Charles Kabore who announced his retirement from football a couple of months ago.

There is no place for Turkey-based midfielder Bryan Dabo and Portugal-based young defender Ben Aziz Zagré, whose is reported to have declared that he is not ready for national duty.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations runners-up were draw in Group A along with hosts Cameroon, Ethiopia and Cape Verde.

The Stallions will kick off their campaign against Cameroon on January 9 at the Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé .

Burkina Faso squad:

Goalkeepers: Hervé Kouakou Koffi (Sporting de Charleroi, Belgium), Farid Sofiane Ouedrageo (Majestic SC, Burkina Faso),Kilian Nikiema (ADO Den Haag U21, Netherlands), Aboubacar Babayouré Sawadogo (RCK, Burkina Faso)

Defenders: Edmond Tapsoba (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Issoufou Dayo (RS Berkane, Morocco),Yacouba Nasser Djiga (FC Bale, Switzerland),Soumaila Ouattara (FUS de Rabat, Morocco D1),Steeve Yago (Aris Limassol, Cyprus ),Issa Kabore(Troyes, France),Patrick Malo (Hassania Agadir, Morocco),Oula Abass Tracked (Horoya AC, Guinea ),Hermann Nikiema (SALITAS FC, Burkina Faso)

Midfielders: Gustavo Fabrice Sangare (Quevilly-Rouen, France),Drama Nikiema (Horoya AC, Guinea ),Adam Wars (Racing Rioja CF, Spain ),Blati Tour (AFC Eskilstuna, Sweden),Ismahila Ouedraogo (PAOK Salonica B, Greece),Simporate  Saidou (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt)

Forwards: Bertrand Traore (Aston Villa, England),Zakaria Sanogo (Ararat-Armenia, Armenia), Cyrille Bayala (AC Ajaccio , France),Eric Traore (Pyramids FC, Egypt ),Mohamed Konate (Akhmat Grozny, Russia),Dango Aboubacar Faissal Ouattara (FC Lorient, France ),Boureima Hassane Bande (NK Istra, Croatia),Abdoul Fessal Tapsoba (Standard Liege, Belgium),Jean Botué Fiacre Kouama (AC Ajaccio, France),Cheick Djibril Ouattara (OC Safi, Morocco)




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