By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon.
As announced over a week ago,football is back in Burundi, kick442.com can report.
The East African nation which only stopped her domestic championship on April 5, has kept her May 21st football resumption appointment.
Musongati FC and Athletico Olympic Academy shared the spoils this Thursday at 10000 capacity Ingoma Stadium in Gitega.
The historic game was a delayed match day 27 fixture and it kicked off at 12:00 GMT.
The country’s president Pierre Nkurunziza and his minister of finance Domicien Ndihokubwayo were in attendance as both clubs thrilled their fans.
The hundreds of fans who turned out for the country’s first football game in six weeks were given a treat.
It took just 20 minutes for the visitors, Athletico Olympic Academy to have their noses in front.
Musongati who are four points off leaders Le Messager reacted almost immediately with two goals in the 23rd and 28th minutes taking a 2-1 lead.
The game stayed on the same score until the 45th minutes when the visitors pegged back the host with their own equalizer hoping to take a 2-2 score to the half time break.
Unfortunately for Athletico Olympic Academy there was a third goal for Musongati in the 46th minutes of the first half taking the host to the half time break with an uncomfortable 3-2 lead.
With five goals in the first half, fans were having the time of their lives.
Upon resumption, both sides were more organized at the back, that prevented another scoring spree.
Notwithstanding, the fans had one goal to celebrate again as Athletico Olympic scored at the death to earn a point.
The point keeps Musongati on the second spot on the log while Musongati moves up to the 9th spot with 35 points like Rukinzo, Inter Star and Bamamuru.
Matchday 28th games will be played from the weekend.
The resumption indicates that the Burundi Primus league,the National league and the President’s cup for the 2019-2020 season will continue in the days ahead.
All of the 16 clubs in their top-flight Championship have just three games left this season.
Before the break, Le Messenger were leaders of the championship with 55 points from 27 games while Les Lierres were topping from the bottom with just 20 points from 27 games.
This resumption is a turning point for African Football as this Thursday Tanzania’s president John Magufuli has also declared that the national championships in the East African nation will resume on June 1.
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