Run-away Kumasi Asante Kotoko striker Ahmed Toure is eyeing a place in the Burkina Faso 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad as he seeks to play his first senior national team football.
Toure, 25, who was born in Ouagadougou to Ivorian parents, is ready to catch the eyes of coach Paul Put after switching allegiance to the Stallions a couple of months back.
"Breaking into the star-studded Ivorian team is now a hard nut to crack, so I decided to become a Burkinabe to be able to play for the Stallions,” he told pressmen in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
“I hope the technical team invites me for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa as I want to show the whole world what I can do.”
The talented striker, who is always having controversy tied around his neck, has long been ignored by the Elephants and an attempted nationality switch last year to play for Ghana hit a snag compelling him to opt for Burkina Faso.
Burkina also have Ghanaian duo of Mandela Ocansey and Sporting Lisbon's Nii Adama Plange already in their fold.