Burkina Faso unveils list of 28 players
Burkina FasoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Belgian coach Paul Put has unveiled a list of 28 players for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, including Alain TraorÃƒÂ© of FC Lorient (France), who is nursing an ankle injury he sustained on December 16 in a Ligue 1 match.
Aboubacar Zerbo (Shooting Star Ouagadougou) is the only player selected from the domestic league, as the rest ply their trade in Africa, Middle East, Europe and Japan.
Burkina Faso known as the Stallions are drawn in Group C with Nigeria, Zambia and Ethiopia. The team has a friendly preparation match against Niger on January 11.
The 28 players are:
Goalkeepers:Ã‚Â Abdoulaye Soulama (Asante Kotoko / GHA), Daouda Diakite (LierseÃ‚Â SK / BEL), Germain Sanou Musa (AS Saint-Etienne/FRA), Abdoul Ouattara (JCÃ‚Â Abidjan / CIV).Ã‚Â
Defenders:Ã‚Â Bakary Kone (Olympique Lyonnais / FRA) Paul Keba KoulibalyÃ‚Â (Dinamo Bucharest / ROU) SoumaÃƒÂ¯la Belem (Africa Sports / CIV), Mady PanandÃƒÂ©tiguiriÃ‚Â (Royal Antwerp / BEL), Mohamed Koffi (Petrojet / EGY), Henri TraorÃƒÂ© (AshantiGold / GHA), Bakary Soro (Arles- Avignon / FRA), Aboubacar Zerbo (shooting star Ouagadougou).Ã‚Â
Midfilders:Ã‚Â Charles Kabore (Olympique Marseille / FRA), Djakaridja KonÃƒÂ© (Evian Thonon Gaillard / FRA), Florent Rouamba (Sheriff Tiraspol / MOL), Jonathan Pitroipa (Rennes / FRA) Abdou Razack TraorÃƒÂ© (Lechia Gdansk / POL), Wilfried Sanou (Kyoto Sanga / JAP) PrÃƒÂ©juce Nacoulma (Gornik Zabrze / POL), Rabo Ali (El Shorta / EGY), Alain TraorÃƒÂ© (FC Lorient / FRA), Issouf Ouattara (Chernomorets Bougas / BUL), Salif Dianda (Ternana Calcio / ITA).Ã‚Â
Forwards:Ã‚Â Moumouni Dagano (Al Siliya / QAT), Aristide Bance (Augsburg / GER), Wilfried Dah (Dhaid Al Sharjah / UAE), Pierre Koulibaly (Al Dhaid Sharjah / UAE ), Wilfried Balima (FC Sheriff Tiraspol / MOL).