Valery Nahayo

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Valery Nahayo
Personal information
Full name Valery Twite Nahayo
Date of birth (1984-04-15) 15 April 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Bujumbura, Burundi
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Central defender[1]
Club information
Current team
Mpumalanga Black Aces
Number 34
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Atomic 12 (0)
2002–2003 Muzinga 51 (4)
2004–2008 Jomo Cosmos 99 (0)
2008–2011 Kaizer Chiefs 43 (2)
2011–2014 Gent 48 (1)
2014– Mpumalanga Black Aces 0 (0)
National team
2003– Burundi 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:50, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:50, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Valery Twite Nahayo (born 15 April 1984) is a Burundian international footballer who plays professionally for South African team Mpumalanga Black Aces, as a central defender.


Club career[edit]

Born in Bujumbura, Nahayo has played club football for Atomic, Muzinga, Jomo Cosmos, Kaizer Chiefs, Gent and Mpumalanga Black Aces[1][2] While playing for Gent in August 2012 he was linked with a return to the Chiefs.[3]

Kaizer Chiefs[edit]

Nahayo joined Chiefs on 20 June 2008 after Jomo Cosmos got relegated; he was one of seven players that left Cosmos including Anthony Laffor, Morgan Gould, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Sydney Plaatjies, Thapelo Tshilo, Dikgang Mabalane and Nkosinathi Nhleko.[4] During pre-season he competed in the Telkom Charity Cup and the Vodacom Challenge and eventually made his official debut on 8 August 2008 in a 4–0 win over Engen Santos. In the same match he got injured when he tore his knee ligaments, after landing awkwardly in an aerial battle.[5]

International career[edit]

Nahayo made his international debut for Burundi in 2003,[1] and has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for them.[6]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Burundi's tally first.[1]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 February 2012 Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium, Bujumbura, Burundi  Zimbabwe 2–1 2–1 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


  1. ^ a b c d e "Player profile". Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ Valery Nahayo at Soccerway. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Chiefs look at Gould replacement". 23 August 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
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  6. ^ Valery NahayoFIFA competition record (archive)