As the Burundi national football team, Intamba Mu Rugamba( literally The Swallows in The Army), is expected to lock horns with the Malian national team, the Eagles, the coach of the Burundi national team, Intamba Mu Rugamba( literally The Swallows in The Army), Alain Olivier Niyungeko, on the eve of the return match against the Eagles of Mali counting for the 4th day of qualifiers for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN), the final of which will be played in Cameroon, the Burundi national team, Alain Olivier Niyungeko, Monday, October 15, 2018 hold a press conference during which he spoke about the preparations of the Burundi national team.
According to Mr. Niyungeko, this is a difficult match because both teams each seek to have three points to try
to be the leader of the group. He did recall that his players are in shape and are ready to play the match against Mali with sufficient energy.
Burundi team determined to win.
Alain Olivier Niyungeko stated: “We are at home, we must mobilize our forces to come off the winner of the match, “he said.
Mr. Niyungeko asked every Burundians to change their behavior and support Intamba Mu Rugamba from
beginning at the end of the match because, he said, with the strength of everyone, we can do something positive.
Offensive-defensive strategy to be used during the match showdown.
To the question of knowing the system he plans to apply in the field, the coach said that for this match, the goal is to attack to score goals without forgetting defense. For him, he will practice offensive-defensive strategy.
Burundi players are optimistic about the outcome of the match. Burundian striker Abdul Razak
Son said the climate is good. According to him, players playing abroad and those playing in
the local championship see themselves as equal and get along well.
It should be noted that Burundi shares the same group with Mali, Gabon, and South Sudan, where Mali leads the group with seven points out of nine, Burundi comes in second place with six points, Gabon totals four points while South Sudan has no points.
In the last encounter between The Swallows of Burundi and the Eagles of Mali, The Swallows managed to hold Mali to a 0-0 draw in a Group C encounter which was played in Bamako over the weekend.
The draw saw Burundi remain second on the group standings with five points from three games. They are a point above third-placed Gabon.
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