Burkina Faso

Stallions find grass is greener in Angola

There were 88 of them when they left Burkina Faso to support the Stallions’ campaign in Angola; but only 24 have come back. With their team knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations, Burkina fans have gone underground in the host country. Read more...

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'Ghana are still the Brazil of Africa'

Minnows Burkina Faso were just a draw away from a historic qualification for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations, but the Stallions stumbled at the last hurdle, falling to the Black Stars of Ghana. Read more...

They called them underdogs

All eyes were set on the Indomitable Lions, the Desert Foxes and the Ivorian Elephants, but after day one of the group stage the loudest cheers came from the tournament’s minnows, the Panthers, the Stallions and the Flames. Our Observers in Gabon, Burkina Faso and Malawi explain why their teams can no longer be dismissed as underdogs. Read more...

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