Ghana-based Burkina Goalkeeper Soulama Unsure Of Starting Place In Afcon Semi’s
Posted On Tuesday, 5th February 2013
By Ameenu Shardow
Burkina Faso goalkeeper Adboulaye Soulama doubts his involvement in the semi-final match against Ghana on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old is eligible to play against the Black Stars in the crucial Nations Cup game after serving a three-match suspension.
The Asante Kotoko player was the first choice goalkeeper for the Stallions until his expulsion in the group game against Ethiopia.
He is however unsure of regaining his starting role against the Black Stars on Wednesday – citing his affiliation to Ghana where he plays his club football.
“I think the coach will not allow me to play,” he told Kumasi-based Fox FM.
“Because he thinks I play in Ghana so he will not give me that chance to play. I am not sure he will allow me to play.”
Soulama has had a tough time at the Nations Cup in South Africa.
He was sent off for handling the ball outside his area in the 4-0 win over Ethiopia.
He had apparently lost his father earlier that day but the information was kept from him until after the impressive win was attained.