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Egypt's Masry sign Burkina Faso's nomadic star Aristide Bance

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 16 Jul 2017
Aristide Bance
Burkina Faso's Aristide Bance celebrates after scoring their first goal against Ghana during their African Cup of Nations semifinal match at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa (photo: AP)
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Egyptian Premier League outfit Masry has signed a two-year contract with Burkina Faso attacker Aristide Bance who is coming from ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast, the Port Said side announced on Sunday.

The 32-year-old nomadic striker represented 19 teams before joining Masry during his almost 18-years of playing professionally; he started in 2000 with Ivorian side Stade d'Abidjan then he wore the jerseys of FSV Mainz, Al-Ahli of UAE, FC Augsburg and HJK Helsinki, among others.

Bance, who was born in Ivory Coast but moved to Burkina Faso as a child, made his depute with The Stallions in 2003 as he featured in 67 games so far scoring 21 goals.

He scored his most memorable goal with Burkina Faso in the 2017 African Cup of Nations semifinals against Egypt, forcing the Pharaohs to win on penalties to reach the tournament's final.

Bance is expected to be an efficient edition for Masry, who finished fourth in the team table of the Egyptian Premier League with 62 points, 19 points behind champions Ahly.

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