Ghana Premier League duo named in B.Faso AFCON squad
Two Ghana Premier League players have been included in Burkina Faso’s preliminary 28-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Asante Kotoko first choice goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama is among four shot-stoppers named by head coach Paul Put.
Soulama’s international career has been revived since Frenchman Paulo Duarte quit as Stallions coach.
Also named in the selected pack of players is AshantiGold defender Henri Troare.
The left-back must survive the cut to make his first appearance at the continent’s flagship event.
The duo will join the team’s pre-tournament camping which begins on 3 Janaury in Nelspruit, South Africa.
Burkina Faso are in Group C alongside defending champions Zambia, Nigeria and Ethiopia.
Burkina Faso squad
Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Soulama (Asante Kotoko/GHA), Daouda Diakité (Lierse SK/BEL), Moussa Germain Sanou (AS Saint-Etienne/FRA), Abdoul Ouattara (JC Abidjan/CIV)
Defenders: Bakary Koné (Olympique Lyonnais/FRA), Paul Kéba Koulibaly (Dinamo Bucarest/ROM), Soumaïla Bélem (Africa Sports/CIV), Mady Panandétiguiri (Royal Antwerp/BEL), Mohamed Koffi (Petrojet/EGY), Henri Traoré (AshantiGold/GHA), Bakary Soro (Arles-Avignon/FRA), Aboubacar Zerbo (Etoile filante Ouagadougou)
Midfielders: Charles Kaboré (Olympique Marseille/FRA), Djakaridja Koné (Evian Thonon Gaillard/FRA), Florent Rouamba (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), Jonathan Pitroipa (Rennes/FRA), Abdou Razack Traoré (Lechia Gdansk/POL), Wilfried Sanou (Kyoto Sanga/JPN), Préjuce Nacoulma (Gornik Zabrze/POL), Ali Rabo (El Shorta/EGY), Alain Traoré (FC Lorient/FRA), Issouf Ouattara (Chernomorets Bougas/BUL), Salif Dianda (Ternana Calcio/ITA)
Forwards: Moumouni Dagano (Al Siliya/QAT), Aristide Bancé (Augsbourg/GER), Wilfried Dah (Al Dhaid Sharjah/UAE), Pierre Koulibaly (Al Dhaid Sharjah/UAE), Wilfried Balima (FC Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA)