Burkina Faso national team coach Paulo Duarte has picked his 23-man squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations tournament in Angola.
There were a few surprises, most notably the goalkeeper of the U-19 squad making the jump to the senior team. Aside from that Duarte is now facing rumours that Aristide Bance might not want to play for him any longer for reasons that are not yet known at the moment.
Goalkeepers: Daouda Diakite (Mokawloo Al-Arab, Egypt), Germain Sanou (Saint-Etienne, France), Adama Sawadogo (ASFA-Y, Burkina Faso).
Defenders: Ibrahim Gnanou (Alania Vladiskavkaz, Russia), Bakary Kone (Guingamp, France), Paul Koulibaly (Al Ittihiad Tripoli, Libya), Moussa Ouattara (Kaiserslautern, Germany), Madi Panandetiguiri (Leiria, Portugal), Mamadou Tall (Leiria, Portugal).
Midfielders: Charles Kabore (Marseille, France), Mahamoudou Kere (Charleroi, Belgium), Mohamed Koffi (Petrojet, Egypt), Aziz Nikiema (Qingdao Jonoon, China), Jonathan Pitroipa (Hambourg, Germany), Florent Rouamba (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldavia), Sibiri Alain Traore (Auxerre, France).
Attackers: Habib Bamogo (OGC Nice, France), Aristide Bance (FSV Mayence, Germany), Moumouni Dagano (Al Khor, Qatar), Youssouf Kone (CFR Cluj, Romania), Youssouf Ouattara (Leiria, Portugal), Narcisse Yameogo (Migan, Azerbaidjan), Patrick Zoundi (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany).
Massaër Ndiaye, Goal.com