AFCON AFCON 2023: Burkina Faso vs Mauritania confirmed line up

Burkina Faso have named a strong squad for their Africa Cup of Nations opener against Mauritania at the Stadium of Peace Bouake in Ivory Coast on Tuesday.


  • This will be the first encounter between Burkina Faso and Mauritania at the AFCON.
  • Burkina Faso are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Mauritania in all competitions (W2 D2). Mauritania’s last victory was in September 2018, it was a AFCON qualifier (2-0) played on home soil, in Nouakchott.
  • This is Burkina Faso’s 13th appearance in the AFCON. In their previous 12 participations, they have either been eliminated in the group stages (8 times) or at least reached the semi-finals (4 times), including the final in 2013 (0-1 v Nigeria).
  • This is Mauritania’s 3rd appearance at the AFCON, all of them taking place since 2019. They have finished bottom of their group in each of their two previous participations. Mauritania have never won a match at the AFCON (D2 L4) and have never been ahead at any point in a game at the AFCON.

Burkina Faso starting XI: Herve Koffi, Steeve Yago, Edmond Tapsoba, Issoufou Dayo, Issa Kabore, Blati Toure, Adama Guira, Stephane Aziz Ki, Mamady Bangre, Cedrik Badolo, Mohamed Konate.

Subs: Hillel Konate, Bertrand Traore, Abdoul Tapsoba, Ismahila Ouedraogo, Hassane Bande, Djibril Ouattara, Gustavo Sangare, Kilian Nikiema, Dramane Salou, Abdoul Guiebre, Adamo Nagalo, Nasser Djiga.

Mauritania starting XI: Babacar Niasse, Omare Gassama, Aly Abeid, Ibrahima Keita, Guessouma Fofana, Nouh Mohamed El Abd, Lamine Ba, Hemeya Tanjy, Aboubakary Koita, Idrissa Thiam, Aboubakar Kamara.

Subs: Namori Diaw, Souleymane Anne, Bakari Camara, Mohamed Dellahi Yali, Souleymane Doukara, Mohamed El Abd Sidi Ahmed, Khadim Diaw, M’Backe N’Diaye, Sidi Bouna Amar, Bakary N’Diaye, Oumar Ngom, El-Hadji Ba.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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