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Bertrand Traore Suffers Covid-19

Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore has been ruled out of his side’s Africa Cup of Nations game against Cape Verde. The Aston Villa player tested positive for Covid-19 and so was asked to self Isolated for the next seven days. 26-year-old Bertrand Traore captained his country in the opening game of the tournament against hosts Cameroon on Sunday but gave away a penalty as his side lost 2-1, with Vincent Aboubakar scoring two from the penalty spot. 

Bertrand Traore Out of Action for Burkina Faso

As well as missing Thursday’s match, the Aston Villa man is now also a doubt for their final Group A match against Ethiopia on Monday, 17 January. Issoufou Dayo will have to captain the Stallions in his absence. Meanwhile, Cape Verde will have several players who missed their 1-0 win over Ethiopia available again after recovering from coronavirus.

Bertrand Traore Suffers Covid-19

The Blue Sharks were without 11 of their squad for their first match because of positive tests and injury, but coach Bubista will still be absent from the dugout as he remains in isolation. Also, in the Nations Cup, Senegal defender Fode Ballo-Toure and midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye are out of their Group B clash against Guinea on Friday after testing positive.

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