Burkina Faso announce squad for Bafana clash

Burkina Faso announce squad for Bafana clash
Aristide Bance of Burkina Faso challenged by Ahmed Hegazy of Egypt during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon SemiFinal match between Burkina Faso and Egypt at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 01 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Sep 28, 2017. 12:30

Ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against South Africa next month, Burkina Faso coach Paulo Duarte has announced his full squad.

In his 24-man squad, Duarte has included experienced campaigners such as Aristide Bance‚ Charles Kabore‚ Bakary Kone as well as the Traore brothers, Alain and Bertrand Traore.

On the other hand, clubless Jonathan Pitroipa has been overlooked while defender Patrick Malo has been dropped out for mistakes.

"Everyone makes mistakes‚ but Malo is making too many‚" said Duarte to the BBC.

"There's one thing I will not tolerate and that is being unprofessional with a country's dream to go to the World Cup.

"Malo is the player with whom I have most individual meetings in my squad. I communicate with him‚ one hour‚ two hours before the game.

"I emphasised to him: 'no risk‚ no clumsy tackles‚ no dangerous pass in defence.' But every time these words don't get through."

Squad

Goalkeepers:
Daouda Diakite (AS Vita Club‚ DR Congo)‚ Herve Koffi (Lille‚ France)‚ Germain Sanou (Beauvais‚ France)

Defenders:
Yacouba Coulibaly (Le Havre‚ France)‚ Bakary Kone (Strasbourg‚ France)‚ Mohamed Gnontcha Kone (Lokomotiv Tashkent‚ Uzbekistan)‚ Mohamed Ouattara (Wydad Casablanca‚ Morocco)‚ Dylan Ouedraogo (Monaco‚ France)‚ Issouf Paro (Niort‚ France)‚ Steeve Yago (Toulouse‚ France)

Midfielders:
Yaya Banhoro (Santos‚ Brazil)‚ Adama Guira (Aarhus‚ Denmark)‚ Charles Kabore (Krasnodar‚ Russia)‚ Stephane Aziz Ki (Omonia Nicosia‚ Cyprus)‚ Bakary Bouba Sare (Belenenses‚ Portugal)‚ Ousmane Junior Sylla (CS Constantine‚ Algeria)‚ Ibrahim Blati Toure (Omonia Nicosia‚ Cyprus)‚ Alain Traore (Al Markhiya‚ Qatar)

Forwards:
Aristide Bance (Al Masry‚ Egypt)‚ Cyrille Bayala (Sheriff Tiraspol‚ Moldavia)‚ Banou Diawara (Smouha‚ Egypt)‚ Anthony Koura (Nancy‚ France)‚ Prejuce Nakoulma (Nantes‚ France)‚ Bertrand Traore (Lyon, France)



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