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Kabore misses out for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso must do without flying fullback Issa Kabore as well as three other regulars for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Cape Verde Islands later this month.

Undefeated Burkina Faso travel to Praia for the group B clash on Sunday, 18 June having already qualified. They have 10 points from four games, three more than the second-placed Cape Verdians, who will also qualify if they win the match.

Kabore, who is a Manchester City player but on loan in Ligue 1, is suspended for the encounter while coach Hubert Velud must also do without Italy-based Guiébré Abdoul, ex-Ajax Cape Town striker Lassina Traoré and Nassim Innocenti, who are all injured.

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In their place come three newcomers, the Belgian-born Sacha Bansé plus the locals Ismael Seoné and Mohamed Zégué Traoré.


Goalkeepers: Herve Koffi (Sporting Charleroi, Belgium), Kilian Nikiema (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands), Mohamed Zegue Traore (AS Douanes)

Defenders: Issoufou Dayo (Renaissance Berkane, Morocco), Nasser Djiga (Nimes, France), Adamo Nagalo (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Valentin Nouma (AS Douanes), Cheick Omar Ouedraogo (ASFA Yennega), Edmond Tapsoba (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Steeve Yago (Aris Limassol,Cyprus)

Midfielders: Cedric Badolo (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova), Sacha Banse (Standard Liege, Belgium), Cyrile Bayala (AC Ajaccio, France), Trova Boni (B SAD, Portugal), Adama Guira (Racing Rioja, Spain), Dramane Salou (Urartu, Armenia), Gustavo Sangare (Quevilly Rouen, Frabnce), Blati Toure (Pyramids, Egypt)

Forwards: Mamady Bangre, Stephane Aziz Ky (Young Africans, Tanzania), Cheikh Djibril Ouattara (Renaissance Berkane, Morocco), Dango Ouattara (Bournemouth, England), Ismael Seone (Vitess FC), Abdoul Tapsoba (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova), Bertrand Traore (Aston Villa, England).

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