Burundi national football team

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Burundi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Intamba
Les Hirondelles
(The Swallows)
Association Fédération de Football du Burundi
Sub-confederation CECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Wilfried Rainer
Captain Selemani Ndikumana
Home stadium Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium
FIFA code BDI
FIFA ranking 128 Decrease 3
Highest FIFA ranking 96 (August 1993)
Lowest FIFA ranking 160 (July 1998)
Elo ranking 132
Highest Elo ranking 79 (13 December 1998)
Lowest Elo ranking 159 (4 December 2009)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Uganda 7–5 Burundi Burundi
(Kampala, Uganda; October 9, 1964)[1]
Biggest win
Burundi Burundi 6–2 Rwanda 
(Libreville, Gabon; June 29, 1976)
Burundi Burundi 5–1 Somalia 
(Kampala, Uganda; November 25, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Congo 8–0 Burundi Burundi
(Cameroon; December 24, 1977)[1]

The Burundi national football team (Intamba m'Urugamba), nicknamed Les Hirondelles dans la guerre, (The Swallows of War), is the national team of Burundi and is controlled by the Football Federation of Burundi (FFB). The team has never qualified for the World Cup or the Africa Cup of Nations finals. However, Burundi did come very close to qualifying for the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, losing only on penalties to Guinea in a playoff.

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

  • 1930 to 1990Did not enter
  • 1994Did not qualify
  • 1998Withdrew during qualifying
  • 2002Withdrew
  • 2006 to 2014Did not qualify

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

African Nations Championship record[edit]

  • 2014 –Group Stage

Recent results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  n°   Player Position DoB Caps (goals) Club
1 Janvier Ndikumana Goalkeeper February 17, 1982 Norway Sandnes Ulf
2 Waso Ramadhani Defender January 8, 1984 Tanzania Simba SC
3 Saidi Ndikumana Defender May 24, 1986 Burundi Atlético Olympic F.C.
4 Valery Twite Nahayo Defender April 15, 1984 Belgium Gent
5 Hassan Hakizimana Defender October 26, 1990 Burundi AS Rangers
6 Faty Papy Midfielder September 18, 1990 South Africa Bidvest Wits
7 Dugary Ndabashinze Midfielder October 8, 1989 Belgium Waasland-Beveren
8 Henry Mbazumutima Midfielder August 3, 1988 Burundi Vital`O FC
9 Selemani Ndikumana (c) Striker March 18, 1987 Albania KF Tirana
10 Kassim Bizimana Striker December 29, 1985 Netherlands VV Sneek
11 Fuadi Ndayisenga Midfielder June 15, 1989 Rwanda SC Kiyovu Sport
12 Jeff Nzorika Goalkeeper October 24, 1987 Burundi Vital`O FC
13 Alain Ndizeye Defender December 20, 1986 Burundi AS Inter Star
14 Floribert Ndayisaba Defender August 12, 1989 Burundi Fantastique Bujumbura
15 Sutche Wambo Midfielder Burundi Vital`O FC
16 Karim Nizigiyimana Striker June 21, 1989 Rwanda APR FC Kigali
17 Saidi Ntibazonkiza Striker May 1, 1987 Poland Cracovia
18 Oliver Bitten Defender November 25, 1991 Burundi Fantastique Bujumbura
19 Claude Nahimana Striker Burundi Atlético Olympic F.C.
20 Gabriel Nzeyimana Longo Midfielder Gabon Cercle Mbéri Sportif
21 Abdallah Nahimana Midfielder
22 Vladimir Niyonkuru Goalkeeper July 21, 1983 Tanzania Azam FC
23 Jaffar Manirambona Midfielder Rwanda Rayon Sports FC
24 Omar Mussa Midfielder November 18, 1980 Belgium KFCO Wilrijk
25 Sutch Ndayishimiye Striker
26 Olivier Bahati Defender September 2, 1985 Rwanda Mukura Victory Sports FC
27 Musaba Selemani Midfielder May 25, 1985 Belgium RFC Liège
28 Emmanuel Ngama Midfielder August 16, 1988

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrie Courtney. "Burundi - List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-04-08.