For its first match counting for the qualifications for CAN 2023, the national team of Burundi, Intamba mu Rugamba, equalized a goal everywhere with the Namibian national team. It was in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was Namibia who opened the scoring in the 10th minute through Peter Shalulile and Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana equalized in the 88th minute.
“The result is not bad on the outside. The chances of qualification are still there. It would have been something else if our national team had lost ,” analyzes Styves Derrick Ndizeye, sports journalist. However, he deplores the fact that the coach of Intamba, Jimmy Ndayizeye, is struggling to align his players on the field. “Let’s wait for the match with Cameroon to get an idea. »
The Intamba mu Rugamba will face Cameroon on June 9 at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in the United Republic of Tanzania. Recall that following the maintenance of the suspension of Kenya by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the two qualifying places are played between Cameroon, Burundi and Namibia.
Meanwhile, the national women’s football team of Burundi qualified, this Friday, June 3, for the semi-finals of the CECAFA tournament which takes place in Uganda. And this after his victory against Rwanda (2-1). In her first match, she beat Djibouti 3-0.
Source: IWACU Burundi