Burkina Faso squad announced by Paulo Duarte

Burkina Faso squad announced by Paulo Duarte
Alain Traore of Burkina Faso celebrates with teammates during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals 3&4 match playoff between Burkina Faso and Ghana at the Port Gentil in Gabon on 04 February 2017 ©Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Aug 25, 2017. 12:00

Burkina Faso head coach Paulo Duarte has named the Stallions squad ahead of their two crucial matches with Senegal.

The Stallions will lock horns with Senegal's Lions of Teranga both home and away in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers next month.

The Lions of Teranga are scheduled to host Burkina Faso in Dakar on 2nd September 2017, while the return leg match will be played in Ouagadougou three days later.

Portuguese tactician Duarte has surprisingly left out Burkina Faso's talisman Jonathan Pitroipa, who is currently without a club.

The Stallions are sitting at the top of the Group D standings with four points with four matches left. Only the group leaders will qualify.

Burkina Faso are also set to take part in the 2017 WAFU Nations Cup which will be hosted by Ghana. The regional tournament will be run from September 9 and 24.

Full squad:

Moussa Germain Sanou (Beauvais / France)
Daouda Diakité (AS Vita Club / DR Congo)
Hervé Kouakou Koffi (Lille / France)

Defenders

Dylan Ouédraogo (U19 Monaco / France)
Issouf Paro (Niort / France )
Arnaud Patrick Malo (Smouah / Egypt)
Issoufou Dayo (Racing Club de Berkane / Morocco)
Mohamed Ouattara (WAC Casablanca / Morocco)
Yacouba Coulibaly (Le Havre / France)
Steeve Farid Yaogo (Toulouse / France)

Midfielders

Ibrahim Blati Touré (Omonia Nicosia / Cyprus)
Cyrille Barros Bayala (Sheriff Tiraspol / Moldova)
Charles Kaboré (Krasnordar / Russia)
Alain Sibiri Traoré (Al Markhiya / Qatar)
Aziz Stéphane Ki
Youse Banhoro (Santos / Brazil)
Anthony Koura (Nancy / France)

Attackers

Prejuce Nakoulma (Nantes FC / France)
Aristide Bancé (Al Masry / Egypt)
Isidore Bertrand Traore (Lyon / France)
Banou Diawara (Smouah / Egypt)
Abdoul Gafar Sirima Tamboc / Russia)



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