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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Burkina Faso Men's National Soccer Team News

September 15, 2015 - Sydney Mohamed Sylla scores brace in win over Nigeria
"Burkina Faso upset Nigeria 3-1 in Brazzaville on Tuesday to set up an African Games football final against Senegal. Sydney Mohamed Sylla gave the Burkinabe a 1-0 half-time lead and closed the scoring after Daniel Etor had reduced arrears to offer the Nigerians hope. Omar Kabore put Burkina Faso two goals ahead midway through the second half in the under-23 tournament." - CAF

June 13, 2015 - Aristide Bance & Jonathan Pitroipa score in win over Comoros
"Burkina Faso record a comfortable 2-0 win over Comoros - Aristide Bance and Jonathan Pitroipa with the goals." - Soccerway

March 30, 2015 - Aristide Bancé & Issoufou Dayo score in win over Morocco
"Burkina Faso enjoyed a 2-1 win over the local Atlas Lions in a FIFA window’s friendly in Casablanca on Monday evening....  Aristide Bancé put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half-time to send his side into the second half with a one-goal advantage. Abdessamad El Moubaraki levelled for Morocco just after the break, but AS Vita’s defender Issoufou Dayo restored Burkina’s lead on the hour mark." -  African Football

January 10, 2015 - Zongo, Koffi, Traore & Bance score in win over Swaziland
Burkina Faso recovered to trounce Swaziland 5-1 Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations warm-up match at a South African stadium where they have enjoyed considerable success.... Swaziland, who failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup in Equatorial Guinea from January 17, shook the Burkinabe by taking an early lead through Nthunzi Mkhonto. But the west African team coached by Belgian Paul Put rallied to lead 2-1 at half-time through goals from Jonathan Zongo and a Maqhawe Dlamini own-goal. It was one-way traffic toward the Swazi goalmouth in the second half and Mohamed Koffi, Alain Traore and Aristide Bance scored to complete a decisive victory." - Classic 105

January 8, 2014 - AFCON roster named
  • Goalkeepers: Moussa Germain Sanou (WC Beauvais/FRA), Abdoulaye Soulama (Hearts of Oak/GHA), Moussa Fofana (RC Kadiogo)
  • Defence: Bakary Kone (Lyon/FRA), Mohamed Koffi (Zamalek/EGY), Wilfried Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), Steve Yago (Toulouse FC/FRA), Paul Keba Koulibaly (Horoya FC/GUI), Narcisse Bambara (Universitatea Cluj/ROM), Florent Rouamba (Bastia/FRA), Issa Gouo (AS Kaloum/GUI)
  • Midfielders: Jonathan Zongo (Almeria/ESP), Moussa Yedan (Al Ahly/EGY), Bertrand Traore (Vitesse Arhnem/NED), Djakaridja Kone (Evian TG/FRA), Charles Kabore (FC Kuban/RUS), Prejuce Nacoulma (Mersin Idmanyurdu Klubu/TUR), Adama Guira (Sonderyesk/DEN), Abdou Razack Traore (Kardemir Karabuk Sport/TUR)
  • Strikers: Jonathan Pitroipa (Al Jazira/UAE), Aristide Bance (HJK Helsinki/FIN), Issiaka Ouedraogo (Admira Wacker/AUS), Alain Traore (FC Lorient/FRA)
November 14, 2014 - Jonathan Pitriopa scores in win over Lesotho
"Burkina Faso moved closer to ensuring they qualify for the 2015 Afcon in Equatorial Guinea as they defeated Lesotho 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. A first half goal, as early as the third minute by Jonathan Pitriopa, gave the Burkinabe the points again over Likuena and added to their frustrations." - SuperSport

September 10, 2014 - Jonathan Pitroipa scores brace in win over Angola
"Jonathan Pitroipa scored a brace to help Burkina Faso register a 3-0 win over Angola in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations encounter at the Estadio 11 de Novembro in Luanda on Wednesday night. Aristide Bance opened the scoring on the stroke of half time before Jonathan Pitroipa netted a brace in the second half as the Stallions cemented their place at the top of Group C with six points from two matches.... The opening goal arrived in the 43rd minute when Jonathan Zongo showed composure inside the box before setting the ball up for Bance to finish with a low strike into the bottom corner. The Stallions doubled their lead four minutes into the second half as Traore played the ball over the defence to release Pitroipa, who comfortably slotted the ball home with only the goalkeeper to beat. Pitroipa grabbed his brace in the 58th minute, nudging the ball over the line with a simple tap-in following some excellent work from Bance." - SuperSport

September 6, 2014 - Pitroipa & Traoré score in win over Lesotho
"Goals from Jonathan Pitroipa and Alain Traoré helped 2013 African Cup of Nations finalists Burkina Faso to a 2-0 win over Group C underdogs Lesotho in Ouagadougou on Saturday.... Pitroipa, who was one of the Stallions’ star players in South Africa last year, opened the scoring with 11 minutes on the clock. The 28-year-old finished from close range to send the crowd into delirium.... Paul Put's men came out firing after the interval and doubled their lead through Traoré four minutes into the second stanza. The Lorient striker continues his impressive goal scoring record for the Stallions, netting in every second game for the West Africans." - SuperSport

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