Meet One of Africa’s Finest Strikers, Aristide Bancé of Burkina Faso: See Why Defenders Fear Him!

If you talk about deadly strikers in Africa that defenders anywhere in the world fear their face when they see them on the field of play, you will always mention Burkina Faso’s Aristide Bancé. The Fear of Bancé is the beginning of wisdom for any opposing defender. He is a great goal poacher with killer shots on target.

Born 19 September 1984, is a Burkinabe footballer who plays as a striker for Egyptian side Al Masry. Checkout his killer profile as documented by wikipedia:

In September 2014, Bancé signed with Finnish Veikkausliga side HJK Helsinki;

In February 2015, Bancé signed for Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Irtysh Pavlodar, leaving the club in June of the same year.

In August 2015, Bancé went on trial with Bidvest Wits of the South African Premier Soccer League, eventually signing with Chippa United later in the month. Bancé parted company with Chippa United in May 2016.

In August 2016, Bancé signed with Virsliga side Riga FC In August 2016, Bancé signed with Virsliga side Riga FC.

In November 2016, Bancé was confirmed as a new signing for Ivorian side ASEC Mimosas. In July 2017, Bancé signed a two-year contract with Egyptian Premier League side Al-Masry.

Bancé is a member of the Burkina Faso national team. He has appeared for Burkina Faso at three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, scoring both the team’s goal and the winning kick in the penalty shootout in Les Étalons’ semi-final defeat of Ghana at the 2013 edition to put the nation in the final for first time in its history. Burkina Faso went on to lose the final to Nigeria and finish as runner-up.

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At the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Bancé scored Burkina Faso’s goal in a 2–1 loss to  Congo which saw the 2013 runner-up knocked out at the group stage.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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