Málaga centre-back Bakary Koné and Almería winger Jonathan Zongo have been included in the 23-man Burkina Faso squad which coach Paulo Duarte announced for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. in Gabon from January 14 to February 5.
Defenders Ernest Congo and Issoumaila Lengani were dropped from the initial, perliminary 25-man team which was named at the end of last month.
Burkina Faso, drawn in Group A along with tournament hosts Gabon, Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau, continue their preparation with a friendly against Mali on Saturday.
Burkina Faso squad:
Goalkeepers: Moussa Germain Sanou (Beauvais), Herve Koffi (ASEC Mimosas), Aboubacar Sawadogo (RC Kadiogo)
Defenders: Patrick Malo (Smouha), Issoufou Dayo (RC Berkane), Bakary Koné (Málaga), Issouf Paro (Santos), Steeve Yago (Toulouse), Souleymane Kouanda, (ASEC Mimosas), Yacouba Coulibaly (RC Bobo)
Midfielders: Charles Kabore (Krasnodar), Prejuce Nacoulma (Kayserispor), Alain Traore (Kayserispor), Bertrand Traore (Ajax), Cyrille Bayala (Sheriff Tiraspol), Bakary Sare (Moreirense), Blati Toure (Omonia), Adama Guira (Lens), Abdoul Razack Traore (Karabuspor), Jonathan Zongo (Almería)
Forwards: Jonathan Pitroipa (Al Nasr), Aristide Bance (ASEC Mimosas), Banou Diawara (Smouha)