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Africa Cup of Nations Qualification

Traore brothers headline Burkina Faso squad for 2019 Afcon qualifiers against Botswana

6:48 am AEST 30/9/18
Bertrand Traore Lyon 2018-19
Burkina Faso were stunned 2-0 by Mauritania away earlier this month and now face Botswana as they seek to recover from the setback

Brothers Alain and Bertrand Traore headline the Burkina Faso squad for next month’s back-to-back 2019 Afcon qualifying matches against Botswana.

Alain has been in top form for Moroccan side RSB Berkane, while Bertrand has scored four goals in seven French League 1 games for Lyon.

Burkina Faso coach Paulo Duarte has also included in his 24-man squad, Paris FC striker Jonathan Pitroipa as they seek to rescue their campaign.

The Stallions will host the Zebras of Botswana on October 13, before meeting the same side in Francistown three days later.

Striker Aristide Bance is still out injured together with Préjuce Nakoulma.

Burkina Faso are placed second in Group I which is led by Mauritania who enjoy a 100 percent record so far.


Burkina Faso squad

Goalkeepers: Hervé Koffi (Lille/France), Aboubacar Sawadogo (Al-Nojoom/Saudio Arabia), Germain Sanou (Beauvais/France)

Defenders: Bakary Koné (Ankaragucu/Turkey), Steeve Yago (Toulouse/France), Issouf Dayo (RSB Berkane/Morocco), Yacouba Coulibaly (Le Havre/France), Jean Noel Lingani (Horoya/Guinea), Tapsoba Edmond (Guimaraes/Portugal), Patrick Malo (Asec Mimosas/Ivory Coast)

Midfielders: Charles Kaboré (Krasnodar/Russia), Razack Traoré (Konyaspor/Turkey), Alain Traoré (RSB Berkane/Morocco), Blati Touré (Cordoba/Spain), Bryan Dabo (Fiorentina/Italy), Cyrille Bayala (Lens/France), Zaki Sanogo (Hartberg/Austriae), Abou Ouattara (Mechelen/Belgium)

Forwards: Bertrand Traoré (Lyon/France), Jonathan Pitroipa (Paris FC/France), Banou Diawara (Tubize/Belgium), Compaore Bassirou (Club Africain/Tunisia), Amed Touré (Asec Mimosas/Ivory Coast), Cheik Djibril Ouattara (ASFB).