Burkina Faso v Zambia: Team News; Katongo dropped

(Sporting Alert) — Zambia have made two changes from the side that drew with Nigeria for the Africa Cup of Nations Group C final day clash with Burkina Faso.

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The shocking news is that captain and BBC African footballer of the year Chris Katongo has been dropped for the important clash, with Collins Mbesuma coming into the starting lineup for him.

But while Katongo is on the bench, experienced defender Joseph Musonda misses the game all together, which opens the door for a recall for Hichani Himonde.

Top goalscorer Alain Traore will lead the attack for Burkina Faso, who will be looking to win the game and seal top spot in Group C.

Burkina Faso v Zambia

Burkina Faso: Diakite, Bakary Kone, Panandetiguiri, Keba Paul Koulibaly, Djakaridja Kone, Koffi, Rouamba, Alain Traore, Pitroipa, Balima, Kabore
Subs: Germain Sanou, Dah, Henri Traore, Dagano, Ouattara, Bance, Rabo, Pan-Pierre Koulibaly, Wilfried Sanou, Abdou Razak Traore, Nakoulma

Zambia: Mweene, Sinkala, Mbola, Himoonda, Nkausa, Sunzu, Kalaba, Chansa, Mayuka, Lungu, Mbesuma
Subs: Titima, Kasonde, Musonda, Jacob Mulenga, Felix Katongo, Christopher Katongo, Chamanga, Chivuta, Njovu, Sakuwaha, Munyao, Mukuka Mulenga

Referee: Neant Alioum (Cameroon)

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