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 Valery Nahayo
Home stadium Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium
FIFA code BDI
FIFA ranking 127 Decrease 3 (18 December 2014)
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 
(Kampala, Uganda; October 9, 1964)[1]
Biggest win
 Burundi 6–2 Rwanda 
(Libreville, Gabon; June 29, 1976)
 Burundi 5–1 Somalia 
(Kampala, Uganda; November 25, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Congo 8–0 Burundi 
(Cameroon; December 24, 1977)[1]

The Burundi national football team (Intamba m'Urugamba), nicknamed (Les Hirondelles dans la guerre), (The Swallows in the 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]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Arthur Arakaza (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 19) 3 0 Burundi Flambeau de l’Est
1GK Yvan Rugumandiye (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Burundi Atlético Olympic F.C.
1GK Omar Biha 1 0 Burundi Vital'O FC
2DF David Habarugira (1988-08-16) 16 August 1988 (age 26) 9 1 Belgium RWDM Brussels FC
2DF Rachid-Léon Harerimana (1994-03-14) 14 March 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Burundi Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic FC
2DF Yussuf Ndikumana (1993-07-01) 1 July 1993 (age 21) 4 1 Burundi Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic FC
2DF Frederic Nsabiyumva (1995-04-26) 26 April 1995 (age 19) 3 0 South Africa Jomo Cosmos F.C.
2DF Issa Hakizimana (1994-08-28) 28 August 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Burundi Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic FC
2DF Fataki Imani (1993-07-23) 23 July 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Belgium Géants Athois
2DF Valery Nahayo (1984-04-15) 15 April 1984 (age 30) 16 1 Unattached
2DF Karim Nizigiyimana (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 (age 25) 8 0 Burundi Vital'O FC
2DF Stephane Rugonumugabo (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Burundi Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic FC
3MF Didier Kavumbagu (1983-01-24) 24 January 1983 (age 31) 9 2 Tanzania Young Africans S.C.
3MF Shasiri Nahimana (1993-08-05) 5 August 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Burundi Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic FC
3MF Christophe Nduwarugira (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 20) 3 1 Burundi Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic FC
3MF Pierre Kwizera (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 23) 4 0 Burundi Atlético Olympic F.C.
3MF Fuadi Ndayisenga (1990-01-12) 12 January 1990 (age 24) 4 0 Rwanda S.C. Kiyovu Sports
3MF Steve Nzigamasabo (1987-07-10) 10 July 1987 (age 27) 0 0 Nigeria Enugu Rangers
4FW Cedric Amissi (1990-03-20) 20 March 1990 (age 24) 4 1 Rwanda Rayon Sports F.C.
4FW Fiston Abdul Razak (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 21) 14 2 Kenya Sofapaka F.C.
4FW Selemani Ndikumana (1987-03-18) 18 March 1987 (age 27) 47 13 Albania KF Tirana
4FW Armel Dagrou (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Canada UQAM Citadins
4FW Jean-Claude Ndarusanze (1988-06-20) 20 June 1988 (age 26) 3 0 Burundi Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic FC
4FW Amissi Tambwe (1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Burundi Vital'O FC

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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