Africa Afcon 2013: Alain Traores’ fitness gambled

Alain Traore has been riskly included to the Burkina Faso team for the Afcon 2013 in South Africa on Wednesday.

Traore had been receiving treatment in France for an adductor injury, missing preparations to the tournament.

With the deadline for team submissions just hour’s 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 January 21.

Five players have been dropped by the nation’s football federation.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Daouda Diakite (Lierse), Germain Sanou (St Etienne), Abdoulaye Soulama (Asante Kotoko)

Defenders: Mohamed Koffi (Petrojet), Bakary Kone (Olympique Lyon), Paul Koulibaly (Dinamo Bucharest), Mady Panandetiguiri (Antwerp), Henri Traore (AshantiGold)

Midfielders: Charles Kabore (Olympique Marseille), Djakaridja Kone (Evian Thonon Gaillard), Prejuce Nakoulma (Gornik Zabrze), Issouf Ouattara (Chernomorets Bougas), Jonathan Pitroipa (Stade Rennes), Ali Rabo (El Shorta), Florent Rouamba (Sheriff Tiraspol), Abdou Razack Traore (Lechia Gdansk), Wilfried Sanou (Kyoto Sanga)

Forwards: Wilfried Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol), Aristide Bance (FC Augsburg), Moumouni Dagano (Al Siliya), Wilfried Dah, Pierre Koulibaly (both Al Dhaid), Alain Traore (Lorient)

Read also http://en.africatopsports.com/2013/01/09/afcon-2013-alain-traore-included-in-burkina-fasos-squad/


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