THE CLASS OF DEBUTANTS INCREASES AT AFCON 2019

The qualification of Burundi for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt has brought the number of debutants to three following the earlier qualification of Madagascar and Mauritania. The Intamba Mu Rugamba of Burundi in front of their home crowd in Bujumbura held the Gabon Panthers to a 1-1 draw.

 The return of Arsenal’s talismanic Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did not change anything.  The Burundian hero of the day was Cédric Amissi, who scored the first goal of the match. The Burundians scared themselves by scoring an own goal in stoppage time by Omar Ngandu.

Daniel Cousin’s players are falling from very high ground and they will have to rebuild a team back home in Libreville. Burundi finishes second in Group C, behind Mali   

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