Burkina Faso announce 2015 AFCON provisional squad

Burkina Faso
File photo: Burkina Faso's Alain Traore celebrates his second goal against Ethiopia during their African Nations Cup (AFCON 2013) Group C soccer match in Nelspruit, January 25, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Saturday 27 Dec 2014
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Burkina Faso's best ever finish in the African Cup of Nations was the 2013 edition after reaching the final

Burkina Faso coach Paul Put has announced on Saturday a 24-man provisional squad for the 2015 African Cup of Nations.

Jonathan Pitroipa and Alain Traore, who helped Burkina Faso to reach the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final, were selected by the Belgian coach.

After spending a spell on the sidelines for indiscipline, midfielder Prejuce Nacoulma was also available for the list.

Burkina Faso are in first round Group A with 2015 hosts Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Congo Brazzaville.

The 24-man squad:

Goalkeepers:Moussa Germain Sanou (WC Beauvais/FRA), Abdoulaye Soulama (Hearts of Oak/GHA), Moussa Fofana (RC Kadiogo/BUR)

Defenders:Bakary Kone (Lyon/FRA), Mohamed Koffi (Zamalek/EGY), Wilfried Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), Steve Yago (Toulouse/FRA), Paul Keba Koulibaly (Horoya FC/GUI), Narcisse Bambara ( Universitatea Cluj/ROM), Florent Rouamba (Bastia/FRA), Issa Gouo (AS Kaloum/GUI)

Midfielders:Jonathan Zongo (Almeria/ESP), Moussa Yedan (Al Ahly/EGY), Bertrand Traore (Vitesse Arhnem/NED), Djakaridja Kone (Evian/FRA), Charles Kabore (FC Kuban/RUS), Préjuce Nacoulma (Mersin Idmanyurdu Klubu/TUR), Adama Guira (Sonderyesk/DEN), Abdou Razack Traore (Kardemir Karabuk Sport/TUR)

Forwards:Jonathan Pitroipa (Al Jazira /UAE), Aristide Bancé (HJK Helsinki/FIN), Issiaka Ouédraogo (Admira Wacker/AUS), Alain Traore (Lorient/FRA), Banou Diawara (RC Bobo/BUR)

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