Current CAF boss,Ahmad Ahmad might have changed things concerning the AFCON to give smaller nation’s a chance, but the so called ‘smaller nation’s’ are charged with the task of writing their own luck.

Burindi has a population of over 10.86 million people, but one thing outstanding about them is the heart they put into football.
The men of Olivier Niyungeko are seen as the finest players the nation has ever had. The likes of Saidou Berehino who discovered himself in sinking sand decided to come back and he is playing some exquisite stuff already.July 8, saw Berehino scoring for the East African nation in the one all tie against Gabon on his debut.

Burundi can also boast of the highest goal scorer of the nation in their ranks with 21 goals, 6 of those coming at the qualification rounds. His name is Abdul Razak Fiston, and his Poster of the qualification should be the electrification of South Sudan, putting 4 of the very best passed them. He is the joined highest goal scorer of the competition with 6 goals only matched by Odion Ighalo of Nigeria.

Burundi is at the second position in her group at the moment, with some draws, no losses and superb wins. “Les Heriondelles dans la guerre” managed to pick out 9 points out of a possible 15 not bad in a group that saw football pundits writing them off.

The average age of 27 means that the team still has lots of playing time, and Just two of their players are 30. The way things are going, Burundi should be present in a major competition sooner rather than later.

The last match day would be the biggest day of each of the lives of this footballers, as they look to make history in their last match against Gabon

Giovanni Wanneh