Burundi national football team

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Burundi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Intamba
Les Hirondelles
(The Swallows)
AssociationFédération de Football du Burundi (FFB)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCECAFA
(East & Central Africa)
Head coachOlivier Niyungeko
CaptainSelemani Ndikumana
Most capsSilas Warren
Top scorerAbdul Razak Fiston (21)
Home stadiumWellesley Road
FIFA codeBDI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 139 Increase 3 (29 November 2018)[1]
Highest96 (August 1993)
Lowest160 (July 1998)
Elo ranking
Current 115 Increase 9 (13 December 2018)[2]
Highest79 (13 December 1998)
Lowest159 (4 December 2009)
First international
 Uganda 7–5 Burundi 
(Kampala, Uganda; October 9, 1964)[3]
Biggest win
 Burundi 7–0 Djibouti 
(Bujumbura, Burundi; March 11, 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Congo 8–0  Burundi
(Cameroon; December 24, 1977)[3]

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

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to Italy 1990 Did not enter Did not enter
United States 1994 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 2 4
France 1998 Withdrew during qualifying 2 2 0 0 2 0
South Korea Japan 2002 Withdrew Withdrew
Germany 2006 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 4
South Africa 2010 6 2 0 4 5 9
Brazil 2014 2 0 1 1 2 3
Russia 2018 4 2 0 2 5 6
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/21 20 7 3 10 17 26

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

CAF Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Sudan 1957 to Egypt 1974 Did not enter
Ethiopia 1976 Did not qualify
Ghana 1978 Did not enter
Nigeria 1980 Withdrew
Libya 1982 to Senegal 1992 Did not enter
Tunisia 1994 Did not qualify
South Africa 1996 Did not enter
Burkina Faso 1998 Withdrew
Ghana Nigeria 2000 to Gabon 2017 Did not qualify
Cameroon 2019 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2021
Guinea 2023
Total - 0/31 - - - - - -

African Nations Championship record[edit]

  • 2014 – Group stage
  • 2016Did not qualify
  • 2018Did not qualify

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Gabon on 7 September 2018.

Caps & goals as of 10 September 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jonathan Nahimana (1999-12-12) 12 December 1999 (age 19) 9 0 Burundi TP Bata
16 1GK Dieudonné Ntibahezwa (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Zambia ZESCO United

3 2DF Rashid Léon Harerimana (1994-03-14) 14 March 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Burundi Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic FC
2DF Yussuf Ndikumana (1993-07-01) 1 July 1993 (age 25) 4 1 Burundi Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic FC
2DF Issa Hakizimana (1994-08-28) 28 August 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Burundi Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic FC
19 2DF Frederic Nsabiyumva (1995-04-26) 26 April 1995 (age 23) 19 0 South Africa Chippa United
2DF Fataki Imani (1993-07-23) 23 July 1993 (age 25) 0 0 Belgium Géants Athois
14 2DF Omar Ngandu (1996-10-03) 3 October 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Rwanda Kigali

3MF Didier Kavumbagu (1988-05-02) 2 May 1988 (age 30) 9 2 Tanzania Azam F.C.
3MF Pierre Kwizera (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 27) 4 0 Rwanda Rayon Sport F.C.
3MF Fuadi Ndayisenga (1990-01-12) 12 January 1990 (age 28) 4 0 Kenya Sofapaka F.C.
22 3MF Christophe Nduwarugira (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 24) 3 1 Portugal União da Madeira
10 3MF Shasiri Nahimana (1993-08-05) 5 August 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Rwanda Rayon Sport F.C.
5 3MF Gaël Bigirimana (1993-10-22) 22 October 1993 (age 25) 2 0 Scotland Motherwell
3MF Olivier Bayizere (1996-08-07) 7 August 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Burundi Bujumbura City
2 3MF Silas Warren (1998-04-25) 25 April 1998 (age 20) 8 2 Burundi LLB Académic FC

7 4FW Fiston Abdul Razak (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 25) 37 17 Algeria Kabylie
18 4FW Saido Berahino (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 25) 4 1 England Stoke City
11 4FW Selemani Ndikumana (1987-03-18) 18 March 1987 (age 31) 30 12 Qatar Al-Mesaimeer
9 4FW Cedric Amissi (1990-03-20) 20 March 1990 (age 28) 38 7 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun
21 4FW Bienvenue Shaka (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Tunisia Etoile du Sahel

Results and fixtures[edit]

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Barrie Courtney. "Burundi – List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-04-08.