Burundi-DRC: The list of 32 players shortlisted, the unexpected and the missing ones !

Burundi-DRC: The list of 32 players shortlisted, the unexpected and the missing ones !
Burundi national team players ©Akeza.net

Burundi national team players ©Akeza.net


National coach Ahcene Ait Abdelmalek unveiled the list of 32 players shortlisted. In this list, there is Gaël Bigirimana who once left some doubt as to his selection and Dugary Ndabashinze and David Habarugira, both playing in Belgium championship. We also note that Saido Ntibazonkiza was not summoned.




Gael Bigirimana has finally been shortlisted for his long expected return. But his preselection is not celebrated by the local press nor by the supporters of the national team. No doubt his volatile career, his long absence on lawns, his late choice to play for the national team of Burundi justifies this mistrust.
The other surprise is the convening of Dugary Ndabashinze. The last time he played in the national team, it was with the coach Adel Amrouche. His performance was not convincing. According to a reliable source, Dugary Ndabashinze has no club. Besides, coach Abdelmalek, talking to our colleagues from Radio 10, said he knows nothing about the player


Here are the 32 players shortlisted:




Arakaza Mac Arthur :Vital’o Fc

Omar Biha : Vital’o Fc

Pascal: Bujumbura City




Kiza Fataki :Vital’o

Nassor Niyonkuru: Vital’o

Vianey Hakizimana:

Rashid Leon Harerimana: LLB S4A

Karim Nizigiyimana: Gor Mahia


Central defenders:


Issa Hakizimana :Vital’o

David Nshimirimana : Vital’o

Stephane Rugonumugabo: Vital’o

David Habarugira: Lierse Fc

Frederic Nsabiyumva: Jomos Cosmos




Yussuf Lule Ndikumana: LLB S4A

Pistis Barenge:Vital’o

Gael Duhayindavyi:Vital’o

Shassir Nahimana : Vital’o

Hassan Bizimana :LLB S4A

Francis Moustapha:Muzinga

Gael Bigirimana: Newcastle United

Didier Kavumbagu: Azam Fc

Fwadi Ndayisenga: Sofapaka

Pierre Kwizera: Rayons Sport




Laudit Mavugo : Vital’o

Abbas Nshimirimana : Buja City

Hassan Bizimana:LLB s4A

Claude Ndarusanze:LLB S4A

Amissi Tambwe: Young Africans

Selemani Yamini Ndikumana:Premiero de Agosto

Fiston Abdoul Razak:Mamelody Sundowns

Dugary Ndabashinze


To be continued….



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