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Football: Burkina Faso Cup of Nations factfile

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Factfile for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finalists Burkina Faso:

Results: Nigeria 1-1, Ethiopia 4-0, Zambia 0-0 (Gp C), Togo 1-0 aet (quarter-finals), Ghana 1-1 aet, 3-2 pen (semi-finals)

Scorers: Alain Traore (3), Jonathan Pitroipa (2), Djakaridja Kone, Aristide Bance

Coach: Paul Put (BEL)

Captain: Moumouni Dagano

Key player: Midfield workaholic Charles Kabore offers steel and skill

Rankings: CAF 23, FIFA 92

Nickname: Stallions

Previous appearances: 8 (1978, 1996: first rd, 1998: fourth, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2012: first rd)

Match record: P31 W4 D9 L18 F29 A54

Record win: Ethiopia 4-0

Record loss: Zambia 1-5

Squad

Goalkeepers: 1. Daouda Diakite (Lierse/BEL), 23. Germain Sanou (clubless), 16. Abdoulaye Soulama (Asante Kotoko/GHA)

Defenders: 5. Mohamed Koffi (Petrojet/EGY), 4. Bakary Kone (Lyon/FRA), 8. Paul Koulibaly (Dynamo Bucharest/ROM), 12. Mady Panandetiguiri (Antwerp/BEL), 3. Henri Traore (AshantiGold/GHA)

Midfielders: 18. Charles Kabore (Marseille/FRA), 6. Djakaridja Kone (Evian/FRA), 22. Prejuce Nakoulma (Gornik Zabrze/POL), 13. Issouf Ouattara (Chernomorets Burgas/BUL), 11. Jonathan Pitroipa (Rennes/FRA), 17. Ali Rabo (Al Shorta/EGY), 7. Florent Rouamba (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), 20. Wilfried Sanou (Kyoto/JPN), 21. Abdou Razack Traore (Lechia Gdansk/POL)

Strikers: 2. Hugues Dah and 19. Pan Pierre Koulibaly (Al Dhaid Sharjah/UAE), 14. Benjamin Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), 15. Aristide Bance (Augsburg/GER), 9. Moumouni Dagano (Al Sailiya/QAT)

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