The Burundi national football team is nicknamed The Swallows in the. The team has never qualified for the World Cup.
Burundi previously did come very close to qualifying for the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations، losing only on penalties to Guinea in a playoff، however، in 2019، it qualified for the very first time and will take part in the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2019.
Nickname: Les Hirondelles Previous appearances: None After a 43-year journey which started in 1976، Burundi finally arrived at the promise land in 2019. Together with Mauritania and Madagascar، they are first timers amongst the 24 finalists.
Key Facts Burundi remained unbeaten in their qualification group for the 2019 competition، winning two and drawing four of their six matches. Only Odion Ighalo (7) scored more goals in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying than Burundi’s Fiston Abdul Razak (6). Razak netted four goals in one match away at South Sudan in the qualifying campaign.
Burundi (Group B) Goalkeepers: MacArthur Arakaza، Justin Ndikumana (both SofapakaKEN)، Jonathan Nahimana (Vital’O)