MATCH CENTRE

SUN 04 SEPTEMBER 2016, 16:00,

2
VS
1

Burkina Faso look to secure 2017 AFCON spot

by Staff Reporter

Thu September 01, 12:19

Burkina Faso will be targeting Botswana's scalp when they host them in their final 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at the Stade du 4 Aout in Ouagadougou on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 16h00 (CAT).

The Stallions of Burkina Faso need to beat Botswana in order to qualify for the AFCON finals for the fifth time in since 2010.

They are currently sitting at the top of Group D with ten points. But they are only ahead of second-placed Uganda on head-on-head.

Paulo Duarte's men will remain at top of the group if overcome Botswana. But they can still win the group if they lose and Uganda also lose to Comoros.

Their opponents Botswana have already been eliminated, but they will be looking to end their qualifying campaign with a win.

The Zebras are currently placed third on Group D standings with six points - three ahead of fourth placed Comoros who are also eliminated.

Peter Butler's side stunned Burkina Faso 1-0 in their first Group D meeting in Francistown. Joel Mogorosi's goal earned the Zebras the victory.

Tunisian referee Youssef Essrayri will be in charge of the encounter between Burkina Faso and Botswana on Sunday afternoon.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
BURKINA FASO BOTSWANA
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
4
Defender
0
Defender
9
Defender
0
Defender
5
Defender
0
Defender
13
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
2
Defender
0
Defender
14
21
Defender
0
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
10
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
15
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
20
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
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