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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.

Burundi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Intamba
Les Hirondelles
The Chayfs
(The Swallows)
AssociationFootball Federation of Burundi
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCECAFA
(East & Central Africa)
Head coachOlivier Niyungeko
CaptainSelemani Ndikumana
Most capsKarim Nizigiyimana (52)
Top scorerFiston Abdul Razak (17)
Home stadiumPrince Louis Rwagasore Stadium
FIFA codeBDI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 136 Increase 2 (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest96 (August 1993)
Lowest160 (July 1998)
Elo ranking
Current 115 Increase 11 (27 March 2019)[2]
Highest79 (13 December 1998)
Lowest159 (4 December 2009)
First international
 Uganda 7–0 Burundi 
(Kampala, Uganda; October 9, 1964)[3]
Biggest win
 Burundi 7–0 Djibouti 
(Bujumbura, Burundi; March 11, 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Congo 8–0  Burundi
(Cameroon; December 24, 1977)[3]
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances1 (first in 2019)
Best resultTo be determined

Contents

Competition recordsEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  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
    2002 Withdrew Withdrew
  2006 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 4
  2010 6 2 0 4 5 9
  2014 2 0 1 1 2 3
  2018 4 2 0 2 5 6
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 20 7 3 10 17 26

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

CAF Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1957 to   1974 Did not enter
  1976 Did not qualify
  1978 Did not enter
  1980 Withdrew
  1982 to   1992 Did not enter
  1994 Did not qualify
  1996 Did not enter
  1998 Withdrew
    2000 to   2017 Did not qualify
  2019 Qualified
  2021 To be determined
  2023
Total - 1/32 - - - - - -

African Nations Championship recordEdit

  • 2014 – Group stage
  • 2016Did not qualify
  • 2018Did not qualify

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK MacArthur Arakaza (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 23) 28 0   Sofapaka
1GK Jonathan Nahimana (1999-12-12) 12 December 1999 (age 19) 16 0   TP Bata
1GK Justin Ndikumana (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 26) 0 0   Sofapaka
1GK Onésime Rukundo (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Messager Ngozi

2DF Karim Nizigiyimana (1989-06-21) 21 June 1989 (age 29) 52 0   Vipers
2DF Léon Harerimana (1994-03-14) 14 March 1994 (age 25) 27 0   Kigali
2DF Christophe Nduwarugira (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 24) 26 4   União da Madeira
2DF David Nshimirimana (1993-01-02) 2 January 1993 (age 26) 26 0   Mukura
2DF Frédéric Nsabiyumva (1995-04-26) 26 April 1995 (age 24) 25 0   Chippa United
2DF Omar Moussa (1997-08-30) 30 August 1997 (age 21) 14 0   Sofapaka
2DF Omar Ngandu (1996-10-03) 3 October 1996 (age 22) 6 0   Kigali
2DF Joel Bembo-Leta (1992-02-15) 15 February 1992 (age 27) 0 0 Free agent
2DF Adelin Valentin Delanys 0 0

3MF Pierre Kwizera (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 28) 41 3   Al-Orouba
3MF Gaël Duhayindavyi (1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 29) 41 2   Mukura
3MF Cédric Amissi (1990-03-20) 20 March 1990 (age 29) 39 8   Al-Taawoun
3MF Shasiri Nahimana (1993-08-05) 5 August 1993 (age 25) 30 2   Al-Mujazzal
3MF Gaël Bigirimana (1993-10-22) 22 October 1993 (age 25) 6 0   Hibernian
3MF Youssouf Ndayishimiye (1998-10-27) 27 October 1998 (age 20) 6 0   Aigle Noir Makamba

4FW Fiston Abdul Razak (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 26) 38 17   JS Kabylie
4FW Selemani Ndikumana (1987-03-18) 18 March 1987 (age 32) 33 12   Al-Adalh
4FW Laudit Mavugo (1989-10-10) 10 October 1989 (age 29) 19 5   NAPSA Stars
4FW Hussein Shabani (1990-09-26) 26 September 1990 (age 28) 18 1   Ethiopian Coffee
4FW Saido Berahino (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 25) 5 1   Stoke City
4FW Enock Sabumukama (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 24) 3 0   ZESCO United
4FW Elvis Kamsoba (1996-06-27) 27 June 1996 (age 22) 0 0   Melbourne Victory
4FW Mohamed Amissi (2000-08-03) 3 August 2000 (age 18) 0 0   NAC Breda
4FW Francis Mustafa (1996-05-03) 3 May 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Gor Mahia

Recent call-upsEdit

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 (1990-09-18) 18 September 1990 (age 28) 29 3   Real Kings v.   Gabon, 23 March 2019

FW Bienvenue Shaka (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 19) 3 0   Etoile du Sahel v.   Gabon, 23 March 2019

DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player has retired from international football.
SUS Suspended from the national team.

RecordsEdit

As of 16 April 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Burundi.

Results and fixturesEdit

CoachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b Barrie Courtney. "Burundi – List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
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  6. ^ a b Mamrud, Roberto. "Burundi – Record International Players". RSSSF.