Africa Burkina Faso vs. Ghana – Things you should know

# Burkina Faso is nicknamed the ‘The Stallions’.

# Until 1984, Burkina Faso was known as Upper Volta.

# The two nations have played 17 times prior – the most recent encounter occurring at Angola 2010 – with Ghana earning 12 victories and just one draw.

# Both teams have their first-choice goalkeepers featuring in the Ghana Premier League; Burkina’s Soulama Abdoulaye plays for Asante Kotoko, while Ghana’s Fatau Dauda is at Ashanti gold.

# Also plying his trade in Ghana is another member of the present Burkina Faso squad; defender Henri Traore, who is the Ghanaian goalkeeper’s team-mate at club level.

# Ghana (26) and Burkina Faso (92) are some 66 places apart on the latest Fifa national team rankings.


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