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Charlton sign Burkina Faso midfielder Rouamba

LONDON (Reuters) - Charlton Athletic have signed Burkina Faso midfielder Florent Rouamba until the end of the season subject to a work permit, the English Championship (second division) club said on Thursday. Rouamba was a regular for his country in their surprise run to this year's African Nations Cup final where the Stallions beat Togo and Ghana before losing to Nigeria.

Soccer-Burkina Faso v Nigeria - African Nations Cup final teams

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Teams for the African Nations Cup final between Burkina Faso and Nigeria at Soccer City on Sunday: Burkina Faso: 1-Daouda Diakite; 5-Mohamed Koffi, 4-Bakary Kone, 8-Paul Koulibaly, 12-Mady Panandetiguiri; 6-Djakaridja Kone, 18-Charles Kabore, 7-Florent Rouamba, 22-Prejuce Nakoulma, 11-Jonathan Pitroipa; 15-Aristide Bance Nigeria:

Soccer-Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - result

NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - African Nations Cup semi-final result (Ghana 1 Burkina Faso 1 after extra time). At Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit Scorers: Ghana: Solomon Wakaso 13pen Burkina Faso: Aristides Bance 60 Red card: Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso) 117 Halftime: 1-0; Fulltime: 1-1 Penalties: Isaac Vorsah Ghana missed 0-0

Football: Wakaso starts for Ghana, Bance back for B. Faso

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso earned a starting place in coach Kwesi Appiah's side for Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final here against Burkina Faso. The Espanyol player's inclusion was just reward for his starring performance in the quarter-finals, when his two second-half goals put the Black Stars into the semis at the expense of Cape Verde. Fit-again Anthony Annan was among the substitutes. Ghana's attack was led by lone striker Asamoah Gyan.

Football: Burkina Faso Cup of Nations factfile

Factfile for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finalists Burkina Faso: Group results: Nigeria 1-1, Ethiopia 4-0, Zambia 0-0 Scorers: Alain Traore (3), Djakaridja Kone, Jonathan Pitroipa Coach: Paul Put (BEL) Captain: Charles Kabore Key player: Kabore brings steel and skill to midfield 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: P29 W3 D8 L18 F27 A53 Record win: Ethiopia 4-0 Record loss: Zambia 1-5

Soccer-Burkina Faso to take gamble on striker's fitness

OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso took a gamble on the fitness of key striker Alain Traore by including him in their final squad for the African Nations Cup finals in South Africa on Wednesday. Traore had been receiving treatment in France for an adductor injury, missing pre tournament preparations. However, with the deadline for team submissions just hours away coach Paul Putt has put his faith in the Lorient player recovering in time for the opening Group C game against Nigeria in Nelspruit on Jan. 21.
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