PSL foreigners on Afcon duty Sankara Pelembe Wome Kebede Mweene
Posted: 1 September 2014 Time: 11:43
Free State Stars’ new defender Robert Sankara has won a call-up to the Burkina Faso national team for the Africa Nations Cup qualifiers over the next 10 days.
He is joined on a trip back home to west Africa by Dove Wome (SuperSport United) and Sadate Ouro Akoriko (AmaZulu), who have both been selected to play for Togo in their qualifiers against Guinea and Ghana.
Mozambique have confirmed call-ups for Elias Pelembe of Mamelodi Sundowns and the Orlando Pirates striker Helder Pelembe for their two Group F games against Zambia and Niger. E. Pelembe will likely come up against his Sundowns team mate Kennedy Mweene although Zambia still had to finalise their squad yesterday (SUN) after a friendly against Sudan.
Getaneh Kebede of Bidvest Wits has been called up by Ethiopia which takes to 23 the number of Premier Soccer League players called up by other African countries for the start of the group phase of 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers.
Ivory Coast-born Sankara signed for Stars at the start of the season and has proven something of a revelation, not only in defence but also in front of goal. He netted the winner over University of Pretoria last week.
Burkina Faso have qualifiers against Lesotho and Angola on Saturday and next Wednesday.