Afcon2017: Burkina Faso Coach Names Squad for Cranes Duel


Former Makerere University Guild President Anne Adeke Ebaju who was elected to parliament early this week as the female youth representative, health will live to recall the voting exercise in Hoima district.

The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change candidate trounced her strongest contender Ann Ruyondo of the National Resistance 128 votes to 119.

Her election came as a relief to the strongest opposition party which had previously lost all the other regional youth parliamentary slots to the ruling NRM.

Commenting on her victory on Friday, story Adeke described the Monday polling exercise as the most tense she had ever seen.

“The amount of deployment by ISO and state operatives outnumbered the number of voters, side effects ” she said. “Money was literally chasing after voters begging them to take it.”

The 24 year old aspiring lawyer was not nonetheless full of gratitude; “But in the midst of all this; we were celebrating the gift of friendship and family which our voters had given us during our three month country wide tour.”

She added, “The decision they made at the ballot box to vote for one Adeke Anna Ebaju was one of the toughest and sane.”

Adeke is replacing the NRM’s Monica Amoding who also hails from Teso sub-region and now the direct women representative for Kumi district.



Burkina Faso head coach Paulo Duarte has named a strong 25-man squad that he will use for the upcoming 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers double header between the Stallions and Uganda Cranes.

EPL superstar Bertrand Traore who plies his trade at current English champions Chelsea FC is among those summoned together with France-based duo of Alain Traore and Bakary Kone who play for Lorient and Olympique Lyon respectively.

Chipa United’s Aristide Bance is also present to lead the attack. The striker scored in the only group win for the Stallion’s which was a 2-0 win over Comoros in Ouagadougou. The other goal was scored by Spain based  Jonathan Zongo.

Uganda is leading group D with six points after defeating Botswana and Comoros 2-0 and 1-0 in home and away encounters respectively.

The two will meet on Saturday 26th March at the Stade Due 4 Aout in Ouagadougou, erectile Burkina Faso in the third match day and the return leg to be played at Namboole two days later.

Cranes preparations
A group of 25 local players have been selected tobtake part in Cranes’ regional tour to Aria where they are expected to take on the West Nile select team on Saturday 12 March.

Burkina Faso squad
Abdoulaye SOULAMA (Heart of Oak ,Ghana)

Daouda DIAKITE (Free State Stars FC ,S.Africa)

Koffi KOUAKOU (Asec d’Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

Bakary KONE (Olympique Lyonnais France)

YAGO Steeve (Toulouse, France)

Abdoul Aziz KABORE (Valenciennes, France)

Bakary SARE (Guimarães, Portugal)

Abdoul Razak TRAORE (Konyaspor Turkey)

Alain TRAORE (Lorient FC, France)

Aristide BANCE (Chippa United, S.Africa)

Charles KABORE (FC Krasnodar Russia)

Bakary KONE (Dibba Al Fujayira, Emirates)

Jonathan ZONGO (Almeria Spain)

Yacouba MANDO (Koza Burkina Faso)

Issouf DAYO (RC Berkane Maroc)

Préjuce NAKOULMA (Mersin Idmanyurdu Sport Klubu Turkey)

Issa GOUO (ASFA Ghana) Jonathan PITROIPA (AL Nasr Dubaî)

Bertrand TRAORE (Chelsea England)

Patrick MALO (JS Kabylie Algérie)

Adama GUIRA (Sonderjyske Denmark)

Cyrille BAYALA (Daklyeh Egypt)

Cyrille KPAN (USFA Burkina Faso)

Yacouba COULIBALY (RCB Burkina Faso)

Banou DIAWARA : JS Kabylie (Algérie


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