Bertrand Traoré (Aston Villa- England) A miserable 2021-22 club season filled with injuries impacted the 26-year-old’s international career as well. A goal and two assists for Traoré at the 2021 AFCON saw him lead the Stallions well in Cameroon. However, after returning to club Aston Villa with another injury suffered at the competition he was limited to three substitute appearances for Villa for the remainder of the English Premier League season. Possesses an excellent left foot and is a great dribbler capable of sneaking by multiple defenders.
Hervé Koffi (Charleroi- Belgium) An excellent shot stopper who has continued his rapid development since leaving former club Lille after a few loan spells in Belgium and Portugal. Now that he is the established starter at Charleroi the 25-year-old is only getting better and more reliable.
Lassina Traoré (Shakhtar Donetsk- Ukraine) What makes Burkina Faso’s run to fourth place in Cameroon even more impressive is that they did it without the 21-year-old striker. A devastating knee injury has kept Traoré out since late September but he is getting back into shape while he figures out his club future due to the war in Ukraine. Once he returns to action for the Stallions they are capable of defeating any team in Africa and in the meantime, 2021 AFCON breakout star Dango Ouattara proved himself to be a competent replacement.