# 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.