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Double AFCON agony for Burkina goalkeeper Soulama as he loses dad

Published on: 27 January 2013

By Ameenu Shardow

Goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama lost his dad on the same day he was sent off in Burkina Faso’s 4-0 thrashing of Ethiopia, it has been revealed.

The Asante Kotoko glovesman has since left the Burkina camp to be with his family during this difficult period.

The 33-year-old was red carded for handling the ball outside his penalty area during the massive win over Ethiopia on Friday.

It has however been revealed that officials hid the news of the unfortunate death from Soulama for fear of breaking his concentration in the crucial game.

The sad news was however communicated to the goalkeeper moments after his sending off which sees him suspended for three matches – effectively ending his participation at the Nations Cup in South Africa.

Soulama has been extremely impressive for Burkina Faso until receiving his marching orders on Friday.

He will however take solace in the impressive performance of his team as they went on the rampage to tear apart Ethiopia after his expulsion.


  • the truth says:
    January 27, 2013 10:12 pm
    may his soul rest in peace bro. take care
  • Charles mensah says:
    January 27, 2013 08:11 pm
    With sorrow filling our aching heart, we entreat him to be comforted.
  • Viper says:
    January 27, 2013 11:48 am
    Well,sorry kid,may he Rest in Peace
  • RABIU, DYNASTY. says:
    January 27, 2013 11:52 am
    Oh Ganasoccernet how does his sending off effectively end his participation at afcon 2013 in South Africa when there is a possibilty dat Burkina Faso can make it pass de group stages, quarter final, semi final & final by which time he would have served his suspension & would therefore be availabe 4 selection again? In areas of probabilities & possibilites, it's always important to err on de side of caution. Thank u.
  • Boba Fett says:
    January 27, 2013 12:15 pm
    I thought all cards will be cancelled from the group stages or this affects only yellow cards?
  • Boba Fett says:
    January 27, 2013 12:17 pm
    I thought all cards will be cancelled after the group stages.
  • zambia is our toilet hole says:
    January 27, 2013 01:18 pm
    Burkina will surely tear apart Zambia and consequently eliminate them from the AFCON .
  • allan b says:
    January 27, 2013 01:40 pm
    oh sorry!
  • Patrickano Zambiana says:
    January 27, 2013 02:04 pm
    Condolonces from Zambia!