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Burkina Faso announce final AFCON squad
Burkina Faso manager Paulo Jorge Duarte has announced his final 23-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
The Portuguese manager, who was appointed as Burkina Faso head coach in December 2015, has also excluded Ernest Congo and Issoumaila Lengani after they were included in the 25-man provisional squad list.
The 2013 AFCON runners-up were drawn in Group A along with hosts Gabon, Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau. They will kick off their campaign against Cameroon on January 14 at the Stade de l’Amitié in Libreville.
Burkina Faso squad:
Goalkeepers: Moussa Germain Sanou (Beauvais/FRA), Herve Koffi (ASEC Mimosas/CIV), Aboubacar Sawadogo (RC Kadiogo/BUR)
Defenders: Patrick Malo (Smouha/EGY), Issoufou Dayo (RC Berkane/MAR), Bakary Kone (Malaga/ESP), Issouf Paro (Santos/RSA), Steeve Yago (Toulouse/FRA), Souleymane Kouanda, (ASEC Mimosas/CIV), Yacouba Coulibaly (RC Bobo/BUR)
Midfielders: Charles Kabore (Krasnodar/RUS), Prejuce Nacoulma (Kayserispor/TUR), Alain Traore (Kayserispor/TUR), Bertrand Traore (Ajax/NED), Cyrille Bayala (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), Bakary Sare (Moreirense/POR), Blati Toure (Omonia/CYP), Adama Guira (Lens/FRA), Abdoul Razack Traore (Karabuspor/TUR), Jonathan Zongo (Almeria/ESP), Jonathan Pitroipa (Al Nasr/UAE)
Forwards: Aristide Bance (ASEC Mimosas/CIV), Banou Diawara (Smouha/EGY)