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Burundi national team head coach, Olivier Niyungeko has named his 28 man-squad convened for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Egypt.

The list features Burundi international players such as Saido Berahino and Gael Bigirimana said to be the most targeted at the total Africa Cup of Nations.

Burundi is in Group B with Nigeria, Guinea, and fellow first-timers Madagascar. The Swallows are set to make their debut ahead of the total Africa Cup of Nations in their opening game against Nigeria slate on 22nd June 2019 in Egypt

Olivier Niyungeko assesses Group C as tough but he states to work hard with his squad to do their best.

“It is a very tough group

“We have to work hard to do well in the tournament,” stated Niyungeko.

Sadly, Burundi will be playing without its midfield player Papy Faty who collapsed and died while playing in Eswatini on 25 April 2019.

Here is the 28 man-squad named for the 2019 AFCON;

NAHIMANA Jonathan

NDIKUMANA Justin

ARAKAZA Mac Arthur

RUKUNDO Onésime

Moussa Omar

NDUWARUGIRA Christophe

NIZIGIYIMANA Abdoul Karim

HARERIMANA Rachid Léon

NSABIYUMVA Frédéric

NGANDO Omar

NSHIMIRIMANA David

DELANYS Valentin Adelin

BEMBO Leta Joel

KWIZERA Pierre

BIGIRIMANA Gaël

NDAYISHIMIYE Youssouf

DUHAYINDAVYI Gaël

NAHIMANA Shassiri

SABUMUKAMA Enock

SHABANI Hussein

AMISSI Mohammed

NDIKUMANA Yamini Selemani

AMISSI Cédric

MUSTAFA Francis

BERAHINO Saido

Abdoul Fiston

MAVUGO Laudit

KAMSOBA Elvis

Olivier Niyungeko will have to draw his final list of 23 official players among the 28 convened for the 2019 AFCON.

Source: Adrian Lavista

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