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EXCLUSIVE: Burkina Faso to field locals vs. Egypt

Posted on February 26, 2016

Burkina Faso team picture ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

KingFut has independently confirmed that will be fielding a national team comprising only locally-based players in Saturday’s international against Egypt.

Speaking exclusively to KingFut, Burkina Faso Football Association CEO Bertrand Traore denied reports that the Stallions would be sending a youth side for the match, insisting instead that it would be an “A” team without age restrictions.

“It’s our team ‘A’ with only local players,” Traore said.

The news comes on the heels of widespread rumors within Egyptian media that Burkina Faso would not be sending its full squad, and may even be sending an under-20 team.

The Pharaohs will also be without the services of their foreign-based contingent after naming a squad of 24 Egypt-based players.

The match is set for an 8 p.m. local time kickoff at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.



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