COVID-19 : Burundi FA finally suspends football activities

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Burundi Football Federation has succumbed to the Coronavirus pressure and officially halted football activities in the country.

Since March 30th, the Burundi Primus League was Africa’s last stand league amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the continent.

Following the Executive Committee meeting of the Burundi Football Federation held on April 12th, a decision was made to halt the football competitions in the country including the men’s, the women’s and the youth football leagues.

However, the federation is adamant that it will resume and wrap up domestic competitions before the end of May.

As of April 14th, it’s only Belarus, Tajikistan and Nicaragua who still play football around the world.

The Burundi Primus League has three more rounds to its climax with Le Messager Ngozi topping the table with 54 points, four more than second placed Musongati FC who have also played a game less.

Allan Brian Kizza and Steven Mugisha play for Le Messager Ngozi

Le Messager Ngozi is home to Ugandan midfielder Brian Allan Kizza and defender Steven Mugisha.

Musongati have also reached the finals of the President’s Cup, which serves as the domestic cup.

Burundi has so far registered five positive cases of coronavirus since April 1st. No deaths and recoveries have been registered yet.

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