AFCON 2023: Are you up to speed on Burkina Faso? – At a glance

Capital: Ouagadougou

Surface area: 274,200 km2

Population: 20,835,401

Official language: French

Inhabitants : Burkinabe

Motto: Unity, Progress, Justice

Nickname of Burkina Faso national team: Les Etalons


Burkina Faso and the AFCON
Title: 0

Final: 1

Participation before AFCON 2023: 12

Host country: 1

AFCON record
48 matches

26 defeats

12 wins

10 draws

46 goals scored

74 goals conceded

AFCON history
1978: 1st round

1996: 1st round

1998: Semi-final

2000: 1st round

2002: 1st round

2004: 1st round

2010: 1st round

2012: 1st round

2013: Final

2015: 1st round

2017: Semi-final

2021 : Semi-final

Burkina Faso star: Bertrand Traoré

 Bertrand Traoré

Bertrand Traoré, captain of the Etalons

Bertrand Traoré remains the number 1 attacking weapon in the Burkina Faso team. For his 4th AFCON, the Etalons captain is hoping to finally win the trophy. African U17 champion and 5th all-time top scorer with 17 goals, the man with 74 caps will be the spearhead of the Etalons. He will be able to count on the young guard, including Issa Kaboré.


Coach: Hubert Velud


Having taken over as Burkina Faso coach in April 2022, his mission is to lead the Stallions to the roof of the continent at the CAN 2023. A competition he knows well. The former Sudan and Togo coach will be playing in his third CAN.

Burkina Faso’s schedule for Group D at AFCON 2023

January 16, 2024: Burkina Faso-Mauritania

January 20: Burkina Faso-Algeria

January 23: Burkina Faso-Angola

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