Absa Premiership

Celtic star on AFCON standby

2016-12-29 21:31
Robert Sankara (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic defender Robert Sankara is on standby for Burkina Faso after narrowly missing out on the 24-man preliminary squad for the AFCON next year.

Burkina Faso, who share the same World Cup qualifying group with Bafana Bafana and scored a late equaliser in October to hold the visitors to a 1-1 draw in Ouagadougou, must cut one player from the squad for their final selection for the tournament in Gabon. 

The Stallions share a group with Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau and the hosts of the tournament.

Meanwhile, injury has ruled out Aziz Kabore, who plays for France's Valenciennes, but called up for the first time is Blati Toure, who was born in the Ivory Coast.

Nonetheless, the PSL's official website report that Sankara will be on standby for Africa's most prestigious international competition and could have a role to play if injuries crop up.

The 31-year-old has played eight times in the league for Phunya Selel Sele and has scored one goal in 2016/17.

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