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Bance missing for Burkina Faso

Mainz and Burkina Faso's Aristide Bance
Aristide Bance is not in Burkina Faso's squad for the Nations Cup

Germany-based striker Aristide Bance has not been included in Burkina Faso's 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

Reports suggest that the Mainz player turned down the chance to go to Angola, citing differences with the team's Portuguese coach Paulo Duarte.

Earlier this month the 25-year-old told Burkinabe television he would not make himself available for selection.

He claimed Duarte had paid him little attention over the past year, making no phone contact nor watching any of his club matches.

Burkina Faso's first game in Group B at the Nations Cup is against Ivory Coast on 11 January before facing Ghana and Togo.

Burkina Faso squad:

Goalkeepers: Daouda Diakite (Arab Contractors, Egypt), Germain Sanou (Matourkou) Adama Sawadogo (ASFA Yennenga)

Defenders: Ibrahim Gnanou (Alania Vladikavkaz, Russia), Bakary Kone (Guingamp, France), Paul Keba Koulibaly (Al Itthiad Tripoli, Libya), Moussa Ouattara (Kaiserslautern,Germany) Mady Panandetiguiri (Uniao Leiria, Portugal), Mamadou Tall (Uniao Leiria, Portugal)

Midfielders: Charles Kabore (Marseille, France), Mahamoudou Kere (Charleroi, Belgium), Mohamed Koffi (Petrojet, Egypt), Aziz Nikiema (Quingdao Jonoon, China), Jonathan Pitroipa (SV Hamburg, Germany), Florent Rouamba (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova)

Forwards: Sanou Wilfried (FC Cologne, Germany), Wilfried Benjamin Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova) Habib Bamogo (Nice, France), Moumouni Dagano (Al Khor, Qatar), Yssouf Kone (CFR Cluj, Romania), Issouf Ouattara (Uniao Leiria, Portugal) Narcisse Yameogo (Mugan, Azerbaijan) Patrick Zoundi (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)

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