The Burundi under-23 national team has flown Sunday, November 18, 2018, for Tanzania where it will play a return match on Tuesday, November 20th in the qualifying round of the African Cup of Nations. Its final will be held in Egypt in 2019.
The coach of Intamba Mu Rugamba Mr. Jocelyn Bipfubusa saw fit to leave with players like Fabien
Mutombora, Mustafa Selemani, Eric Ndoriyobija, Ramadan Bigirimana, Ndikumana Tresor, Youssouf Ndayishimiye, and Mabano Shabani Muryango.
There is also Aaron Musore, Bienvenu Kanakimana, Pascal Ramadhan, Bonfils Caleb Bimenyimana, Jospin Nshimirimana, Cédric Mavugo, Moussa Muryango, Chancel Ndaye, Seduce Ndizeye, Eric Mbirizi and Dieudonné Ntibahezwa.
The technical staff is made up of Jocelyn Bipfubusa, Amidou Hassan and the doctor Desired Ndahabonayo.
It is worth remembering that the first match was played in Bujumbura on Wednesday, November 14th, and ended with a score of two goals to zero to the advantage of the Burundians.
As for the Intamba Mu Rugamba seniors, they played a return match against South Sudan, a
match for the fifth round of qualifying for the African Cup of Nations, the final of which will run in Cameroon in 2019.
The final result was five goals against two for Burundi. In this group made up of Burundi, Mali, Gabon, and South Sudan, Mali is already qualified and leads with eleven points and five goals. Burundi follows with nine points and six goals, Gabon remains in 3rd position with seven points and two goals, and finally, South Sudan which has no point with thirteen goals against.
The last qualifier will be known during the 6th and final day scheduled for March 2019 at Bujumbura, where Burundi will host Gabon. It will be either Burundi or Gabon.
It should be remembered that Burundi only needs a drawn match to qualify. A victory would be ideal and would qualify Burundi in the good position and while on the Gabonese side, it must imperatively win against Burundi to qualify.
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