Burundi national football team
The Burundi national football team (Kirundi: Intamba m'Urugamba), nicknamed The Swallows in the War (French: Les Hirondelles dans la guerre), is the national team of Burundi and is controlled by the Football Federation of Burundi. The team has never qualified for the World Cup. Burundi previously did come very close to qualifying for the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, losing only on penalties to Guinea in a playoff, however, in 2019, it qualified for the very first time and will take part in the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2019.
|Association||Football Federation of Burundi|
(East & Central Africa)
|Head coach||Olivier Niyungeko|
|Most caps||Karim Nizigiyimana (52)|
|Top scorer||Fiston Abdul Razak (17)|
|Home stadium||Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium|
|Current||136 2 (4 April 2019)|
|Highest||96 (August 1993)|
|Lowest||160 (July 1998)|
|Current||115 11 (27 March 2019)|
|Highest||79 (13 December 1998)|
|Lowest||159 (4 December 2009)|
| Uganda 7–0 Burundi |
(Kampala, Uganda; October 9, 1964)
| Burundi 7–0 Djibouti |
(Bujumbura, Burundi; March 11, 2017)
| Congo 8–0 Burundi |
(Cameroon; December 24, 1977)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2019)|
|Best result||To be determined|
World Cup recordEdit
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|1930 to 1990||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1994||Did not qualify||4||1||1||2||2||4|
|1998||Withdrew during qualifying||2||2||0||0||2||0|
|2006||Did not qualify||2||0||1||1||1||4|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit
|CAF Africa Cup of Nations record|
|1957 to 1974||Did not enter|
|1976||Did not qualify|
|1978||Did not enter|
|1982 to 1992||Did not enter|
|1994||Did not qualify|
|1996||Did not enter|
|2000 to 2017||Did not qualify|
|2021||To be determined|
African Nations Championship recordEdit
- The following 28 players were pre-selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
- Next match date: 22 June 2019
- Opposition: Nigeria
- Caps and goals are correct as of: 23 March 2019, after the match against Gabon.
The following players have been called up for Burundi in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|MF||Faty Papy||18 September 1990||29||3||Real Kings||v. Gabon, 23 March 2019|
|FW||Bienvenue Shaka||29 December 1999||3||0||Etoile du Sahel||v. Gabon, 23 March 2019|
DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
- As of 16 April 2019
- Players in bold text are still active with Burundi.
Results and fixturesEdit
|2 September 2018 Friendly||Ethiopia||1–1||Burundi||Awasa, Ethiopia|
|16:00 EAT||Getaneh 72'||Report||Shabani 58'||Stadium: Awassa Kenema Stadium|
Referee: Biruk Yemanabran Kassaun (Ethiopia)
|8 September 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Gabon||1–1||Burundi||Libreville, Gabon|
|16:00 WAT||Aubameyang 80'||Report||Berahino 39'||Stadium: Stade d'Angondjé|
Referee: Bernard Camille (Seychelles)
|12 October 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Mali||0–0||Burundi||Bamako, Mali|
|19:00 GMT||Report||Stadium: Stade du 26 Mars|
Referee: Maguette N'Diaye (Senegal)
|16 October 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Burundi||1–1||Mali||Bujumbura, Burundi|
|15:00 CAT||Razak 10'||Report||Fofana 48'||Stadium: Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium|
Referee: Celso Alvação (Mozambique)
|16 November 2018 2019 AFCONQ||South Sudan||2–5||Burundi||Juba, South Sudan|
|16:00 EAT||Lual 12'
Abdul Razak 70', 89', 90'
|Stadium: Juba Stadium|
Referee: Souleiman Ahmed Djamal (Djibouti)
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- Barrie Courtney. "Burundi – List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- Mamrud, Roberto. "Burundi – Record International Players". RSSSF.