2013 AFCON runner-ups Burkina Faso announce a strong squad for the 2023 tournament


Burkina Faso has named a strong squad many feel can challenge for the title at AFCON 2023 which is scheduled to commence on January 13, 2024.

Hubert Velud, the coach of Burkina Faso, has officially announced the roster of 27 players who will proudly represent the nation at the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast in 2023. The Stallions of Burkina Faso find themselves placed in Group D, where they will face formidable opponents such as Algeria, Angola, and Mauritania. This diverse and talented squad is poised to showcase their skills and determination on the continental stage as they vie for success in one of Africa's premier football tournaments.

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Goalkeepers: Herve Koffi (Charleroi, Belgium), Hillel Konate (Chateauroux, France), Kilian Nikiema (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands), Sebastien Tou (Sabadell, Spain).

Defenders: Issa Kabore (Luton Town, England), Steeve Yago (Aris Limassol, Cyprus), Issoufou Dayo (RS Berkane, Morocco), Nasser Djiga (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Edmond Tapsoba (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Adamo Nagalo (Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Abdoul Guiebre (Modena, Italy), Valentin Nouma (Saint Eloi Lupopo, DR Congo).

Midfielders: Blati Toure (Pyramids, Egypt), Adama Guira (Racing Rioja, Spain), Dramane Salou (Urartu, Armenia), Ismahila Ouedraogo (Panserraikos, Greece), Sacha Banse (Valenciennes, France), Gustavo Sangare (Quevilly-Rouen, France), Stephane Aziz Ki (Young Africans, Tanzania).]

Forwards: Bertrand Traore (Aston Villa, England), Dango Ouattara (Bournemouth, England), Mamady Alex Bangre (Toulouse, France), Djibril Ouattara (RS Berkane, Morocco), Hassane Bande (HJK Helsinki, Finland), Mohamed Konate (Akhmat Grozny, Russia), Abdoul Tapsoba (Amiens, France), Cedric Badolo (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova).

Other countries have also released their list of players for AFCON 2023

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