AFCON Fantasy is here and the FPL Manual shares his thoughts on Burkina Faso’s national football team, their best players to consider, and the predicted XI for AFCON 2024.
- Name – Burkina Faso
- Nickname – Les Étalons (The Stallions)
- Current World ranking – 57th (10th in Africa)
Burkina Faso hosted the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 1998. The Stallion’s best record was finishing as runners-up in the 2013 AFCON campaign.
AFCON 2021 Moments
During the AFCON 2021 tournament, Burkina Faso emerged as the unexpected underdogs securing a notable 4th place. Their recent achievements have not been overlooked, contributing significantly to their improved FIFA ranking, now placing them among the top 10 nations in Africa.
Burkina Faso’s Road to AFCON
On the 28th of March, 2023, The Stallions secured their spot to Cote d’Ivoire and are set to make their 13th AFCON appearance. Burkina Faso topped Group B in the Qualifiers with 11 points (3 wins, 2 draws, and 1 defeat) scoring eight goals, and conceding only five.
Burkina Faso’s Top AFCON Qualifier Performers
Burkina Faso’s Afcon Qualifiers top scorers
- Dango Ouattara – 4 goals
- A Tapsoba, I Dayo, S Aziz Ki, and Hassane Bande – 1 goal each
The 21-year-old Dango Ouattara led the line for his nation and was a key factor in helping the Stallions qualify.
Burkina Faso Team News
Official Team List for Burkina Faso – Issa Kabore, Dango Ouattara, Bertrand Traore, Edmond Taspoba, and Hassane Bande all make the squad. No sign of Cyrille Bayala and Trova Boni.
Team news: #1 goalie Herve Koffi got injured in his last game. Awaiting team update to know if he is okay. In his last game for Bournemouth, Dango Ouattara got subbed off due to injury. Iraola said, “He is a very important player for Burkina Faso and I hope he can help them. “But he has a swollen ankle and we have to wait.” Traore is also injured.
Burkina Faso Probable Lineup AFCON 2024
The manager Hubert Velud can go with a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 formation. If all the Stallion key players are available before Matchday 1, then perhaps Velud can lineup this way:
Best Burkina Faso AFCON Fantasy Assets
🥇Dango Ouattara 6m
🥈B Traore 8.5m
🥉E Tapsoba 4.5m (DEF)
In a late 2022 friendly against Ivory Coast Edmund Tapsoba scored a pen even with Bertrand Traore on the pitch. However, Traore is still the designated pen taker.
That brings me to the end of this article. Disclaimer: All predicted lineups are prepared by myself and is subject to a secondary opinion where necessary.
You can find additional AFCON 2024 Fantasy resources here.
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