FIFA Rank: 71
Coach: Paul Put
Captain: Charles Kabore
Nickname: The Stallions
Best AFCON finish: Runners-up (2013)
AFCON 2013 finish: Runners-up
Burkina Faso's Africa Cup of Nations history has proved a mixed bag, with the country having only featured in one installment between 1962 and 1994. However, they finally found their qualifying stride in 1996 and have featured in all but two of the tournaments since, although their involvement has been limited largely to just the group stages.
The Burkinabes did show their potential in 1998, though, when they earned a fourth-placed finish, while their progression as a footballing nation reached its climax in South Africa 2013 when they took home the silver medal after losing that year's final to Nigeria.
Head coach Paul Put has selected just one local-based player in Kadiogo goalkeeper Moussa Fofana, while over half of his squad ply their trade in Europe, including Steve Yago, a defender with French Ligue 1 side Toulouse, and Florent Rouamba of Bastia.
Al-Jazira forward Jonathan Pitroipa claimed the Player of the Tournament award in 2013 and will be involved once again in Equatorial Guinea, while captain Charles Kabore will be determined to once again lead his side to the tournament's showpiece encounter.
Goalkeepers: Moussa Germain Sanou(WC Beauvais), Abdoulaye Soulama (Hearts of Oak), Moussa Fofana (RC Kadiogo)
Defence: Bakary Kone (Lyon), Mohamed Koffi (Zamalek), Wilfried Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol), Steve Yago (Toulouse FC), Paul Keba Koulibaly (Horoya FC), Narcisse Bambara (Universitatea Cluj), Florent Rouamba (Bastia), Issa Gouo (AS Kaloum)
Midfielders: Jonathan Zongo (Almeria), Moussa Yedan (Al Ahly), Bertrand Traore (Vitesse Arhnem), Djakaridja Kone (Evian TG), Charles Kabore (FC Kuban), Prejuce Nacoulma (Mersin Idmanyurdu Klubu), Adama Guira (Sonderyesk), Abdou Razack Traore (Kardemir Karabuk Sport)
Forwards: Jonathan Pitroipa (Al Jazira), Aristide Bance (HJK Helsinki), Issiaka Ouedraogo (Admira Wacker), Alain Traore (FC Lorient)