Does your country have a saying/slogan?
The Stallions of Burkina-Faso.
Can you tell us about your team’s make-up? How did your team come together?
[Our] team is made up of former and actual players from colleges, professional leagues, and even some national level players. We selected the best available through tryouts and with the help of the community leaders across cities.
How do you think soccer in general (and the Unity Cup in particular) promotes inclusivity?
The Unity Cup is an opportunity to get together and compete. It brings people together from different social and cultural backgrounds for one purpose. The Unity Cup is like the World Cup.
What places (such as restaurants or cultural centers) or groups in Philadelphia would you recommend to someone if they wanted to learn more about the culture of the country your team represents?
In Philadelphia, there are a couple of good restaurants where you can taste some of our country’s flavors—places like Le Baobab and Le Faso.
What’s one thing you wish more people knew about your team’s country?
Our first wish is more people discover this country because many have never heard about it. Every time you have to explain where this country is, the language we speak, and everything.