Burkina Faso star Aristide Bance, one of the most colourful and popular footballers in Africa, has called time on his international career.
He played 79 times for the ‘Stallions’ and scored 24 goals over 16 years while helping the national team of the west African state rise from obscurity to a regular top-10 ranking in the continent.
The forward stood out on the pitch because of his huge physique and fondness for blond dyed hairstyles.
Bance was part of the Burkinabe team that stunned Africa by reaching the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final in South Africa, which they lost 1-0 to Nigeria.
The ‘Stallions’ excelled again at the 2017 edition of the premier African national team tournament, finishing third behind Cameroon and Egypt in Gabon. (Vanguard)