Afcon 2017: Burkina Faso finally name 23-man squad

Midfielder Adama Guira with coach Paulo Duarte
Burkina Faso midfielder Adama Guira with coach Paulo Duarte

Burkina Faso coach Paulo Duarte finally named his final Africa Cup of Nations squad on Friday - well after Wednesday's deadline.

The Confederation of African Football has yet to respond to BBC Sport's inquiry whether Burkina Faso will face a penalty for the late submission.

Defenders Ernest Congo and Issoumaila Lengani were the players cut from the initial 25-man list.

Burkina Faso are in Group A with hosts Gabon, Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau.

They will continue their preparations with a friendly against Mali on Saturday before their first match in the tournament against Cameroon in 14 January, the opening day of the event.

The final will take place on 5 February.

Burkina Faso squad:

Goalkeepers: Moussa Germain Sanou (Beauvais/FRA), Herve Koffi (ASEC Mimosas/CIV), Aboubacar Sawadogo (RC Kadiogo/BUR)

Defenders: Patrick Malo (Smouha/EGY), Issoufou Dayo (RC Berkane/MAR), Bakary Kone (Malaga/ESP), Issouf Paro (Santos/RSA), Steeve Yago (Toulouse/FRA), Souleymane Kouanda, (ASEC Mimosas/CIV), Yacouba Coulibaly (RC Bobo/BUR)

Midfielders: Charles Kabore (Krasnodar/RUS), Prejuce Nacoulma (Kayserispor/TUR), Alain Traore (Kayserispor/TUR), Bertrand Traore (Ajax/NED), Cyrille Bayala (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), Bakary Sare (Moreirense/POR), Blati Toure (Omonia/CYP), Adama Guira (Lens/FRA), Abdoul Razack Traore (Karabuspor/TUR), Jonathan Zongo (Almeria/ESP)

Strikers: Jonathan Pitroipa (Al Nasr/UAE), Aristide Bance (ASEC Mimosas/CIV), Banou Diawara (Smouha/EGY)

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