The sixteen teams playing in Burundi’s male top flight league (Burundi Primus Ligue) have received a huge material boost from their Federation in view of the upcoming season.
They were all handed two sets of complete jerseys as support from their Federation.
The handing over ceremonies of these jerseys took place at Gitega on August 3, 2019.
Each of the 16 teams received 30 pieces for each set of jerseys comprising of the top, the playing short and a pair of stockings. Each of the 16 teams were given two sets of jerseys of two different colours.
The President of the Burundi Football Federation, Honorable Reverien Ndikuriyo made it clear during the handing over ceremonies, that this jerseys were intended to support the teams in the Burundi Primus Ligue for the 2019/2020 football season.
“This was a response to some of the numerous difficulties that our teams have been facing before,” he declared.
The new season kicks off on Saturday August 10, 2019.
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Only one club did not benefit from the gesture, Atlético Academie due to the fact that they gained promotion. They were only brought in to replace Top Juniors who had actually gained promotion, but decided to leave their top flight spot to Atlético Académie.
It’s the second time the federation is extending a helping hand to the clubs by providing them with jerseys.
These jerseys were produced in China based on the specifications of each of the benefiting teams.
This is a gesture worth emulating by other African football federations facing similar problems or even worst.