Former Chippa United striker Arisitide Bance has announced his retirement from International football, putting an end to a 17-year career with the Burkina Faso national team.
Bance started his journey with The Stallions in 2003 at the age of 19, before going on to represent them in 97 games, scoring 24 goals.
The 35-year-old who is currently on the books of AC Horoya in Guinea confirmed his retirement via his official Facebook page.
“I had the honour of being received by His Excellency Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Faso,” Bance’s statement started.
“As the first captain of the national stallion team, I wanted to show him my gratitude for all he does for Burkinabè football. I also took advantage of these moments to officially announce to him my intention to end my international career, the end of my adventure with the Burkina stallions and definitively give him my lucky number 15,” said Bance.
“It was a pride for me to wear the colors of the national team. We had rough and good times. We vibrated together two (2) beautiful CAN, that of 2013 and 2017 crowned by 2 medals, silver and bronze. Moments that will forever be the best of my life.”
He represented Burkina Faso in three African Cup of Nations, in 2013, 2015, and 2017.
Having played for over 20 clubs in his career, Bance played for Chippa United during the 2015/16 season.
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By Ofhani Munyai