Football in Burundi

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Football in Burundi

Football in Burundi has been affected by the civil war that broke out in Burundi. Before that, Burundi football had been doing well.[1][2]

The football club Vital'O reached the final of the most prestigious African competition; Inter FC and reached the semifinals.

Just two nights before the war broke out in Burundi, the national team was in Guinea to play the host in the second leg of the playoffs to qualify for the African Nations Cup. The Burundian youth team reached the semi final of the African Nations Youth Cup as well as qualifying in the World Youth Championship in Qatar.

In the Homeless World Cup, Burundi won the 2006 INSP Trophy, defeating Argentina in the final.

Mohammed Tchité is the most famous Burundian footballer.

League system[edit]

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Primus Ligue
14 clubs

2

Ligue B : Bujumbura
7 clubs

Ligue B : Intérieur
11 clubs divided in 2 series, one of 6 clubs and one of 5 clubs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan Football Association helps Burundi development". Goal.com. 2013-08-17. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  2. ^ Muga, Emmanuel (2004-08-09). "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Burundi's footballing exodus". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-02.