Coronavirus: Burundi Finally Gives in, Suspends all Football Action

The Burundi Football Federation (BFF) has finally reached an agreement of postponing all football activities, succumbing to Coronavirus pressure.

Burundi Primus League has been the last league standing since March 30th amidst the Coronavirus concerns, when all other African countries suspended their sporting activities.

On 12th April, the country’s Football Federation, BFF held an Executive Committee and a final decision of calling off all football competitions (Men, Women and Youth football leagues) in the country was made.

The Burundian Football Association (FA) president, Réverien Ndikuriyo confirmed the latest development in a statement.

“The Executive Committee of the Burundian Football Federation is set to meet after two other cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Ministry of Health. There is a probability of change in the calendar of the championship,” the statement read.

Despite the new development, the Federation remains optimistic about league resumption and the conclusion of the domestic action before June.

With only three games to wind up the Burundi Primus League regular season, Le Messager Ngozi tops the table standings with 54 points, four ahead of second placed Musongati FC who have a game in hand.

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

Ugandan players Allan Kizza and Steven Mugisha in Burundi

As the Burundi Football Federation embarks on observing health guidelines, the country has so far registered five positive cases of coronavirus with one death and no Recoveries being registered yet (as of 15th April).

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