By Monica Iheakam
Veteran striker, Aristide Bance will lead the Burkina Faso Stallions squad that would trade tackles with the Super Eagles in the much anticipated international friendly game in London on March 27.
The Burkinabé Football Federation, yesterday announced a 25-man roster with the bulk of the players, being those that featured for the country at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations where the Stallions won bronze.
Eight of the invited players are based in Africa, while 17 are European-based professionals, including Chelsea loanee, Bertrand Traoré and the influential FC Krasnodar midfielder Charles Kabore.
Stallions coach, Paulo Duarte from Portugal, who handed six players their national debuts, also included in the list another impressive striker, Predjuce Nakoulma and young goalkeeper, Herve Koffi.
Patterson Kaboré (CD Eldense), Dylan Ouédraogo (Monaco), Abdul Meyker Yabré (Vibonese), Stéphane Aziz Ki (Omonia Nicosia), Anthony Koura (Nancy) and Abdoul Gafar Sirima (Baltika Kaliningrad) .
An analysis of the roster revealed that only two players RCK goalkeeper, Sawadogo Aboubacar and defender Coulibaly Yacouba ply their trade in the domestic championship.
Burkina Faso had lined up two test games as they prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritania.
The Stallions will play a friendly against Morocco on March 24 before facing Nigeria four days later on March 27.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles other opponent, Senegal, is expected to release her squad for the London friendly against Eagles on Thursday March 16.