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Sports News of Sunday, 1 May 2022


Burundi relish women’s AFCON clash vs Nigeria - Gustave Niyonkuru

The Burundi women’s team The Burundi women’s team

Burundi women’s team head coach, Gustave Niyonkuru has described the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations group against Nigeria as an interesting prospect.

Burundi, are first timers drawn in Group C, along side Champions Nigeria, Botswana and South Africa.

Speaking to CAF media, Niyonkuru, said they are looking forward to testing themselves against Nigeria.

“Facing Nigeria who have won 11 titles will be a good experience for my players,” the coach told CAF.“We are going to prepare well for the tournament.

“First, it is an honour to be among the countries that will participate in the tournament. I know that for us this is the first time, but we shall try our best to perform well.

“We have the CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship in Uganda next month which will also help us prepare well and the players to get good match practice,” he added.

The competition, will hold from July 2 to July 3 in Morocco, and will serve as a qualification for the 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup.