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African Nations Cup
Teams Guide
TEAMS GUIDE GUIDE TO THE GROUNDS    
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 GROUP A
MALI
LIBERIA
ALGERIA
NIGERIA
 GROUP B
SOUTH AFRICA
BURKINA FASO
MOROCCO
GHANA
 GROUP C
CAMEROON
CONGO KINSHASA
TOGO
IVORY COAST
 GROUP D
EGYPT
SENEGAL
ZAMBIA
TUNISIA
Nations Cup - Full Coverage
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
Coach:
Oscar Fullone
Star Player:
Ousmane Sanou
Audio/Video Analysis by BBC Sport's Mark Gleeson
Nations Cup record:
1978, 1996, 1998 (4th), 2000
World Cup record: -

Burkina Faso are the underdogs in what looks like the toughest group of the tournament.

But their philosophical coach Oscar Fullone won't see that as a disadvantage.

The recently appointed Argentine takes up his first national post in Africa after taking Asec Abidjan and Raja Casablanca to successive African Champions League titles.

But how that experience will translate when his locally-based players come up against European stars remains a big question.

He is not helped by Burkina's overseas contingent being depleted because of a revolt over unpaid allowances.

An injury to Mamadou Zongo threatens to weaken the side further.

It is hard to imagine the trophy heading to Ouagadougou.

Qualifying results
v Algeria 1-1 (a), v Burundi 1-0 (h), v Angola 1-0 (h), v Angola 0-2 (a), v Burundi 0-0 (a), v Algeria 1-0 (h)
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