Burkina Faso striker Aristide Bance has announced retirement from International Football.
Bance revealed the development via his official Facebook page on Tuesday evening after a meeting with the country’s president Roth Marc Kabore.
He has appeared for the Stallions at three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
“I had the honor of being received by His Excellency Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Faso,” Bance posted.
“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”.”
“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 expressed his gratitude to the Minister of Sports and Leisure, the President of the Burkinabè Football Federation and everyone from family, teammates and fans who believed in him.
He added that he will need more concentration and devotion to his current team Horaya.
Bance, who was born in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) to Burkina Faso parents, is a brother-in-law to Aruna Dindane.
He joined Guinea’s Horoya last year and has featured for over 20 clubs.
Bance played against Uganda Cranes on November 13, 2019 at Stade du 4 Aout, Ouagadougou – coming on as a substitute for Lassine Traore in the 65th minute in an AFCON qualifier that ended goalless.