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Burundi sports journalists receive vocational training after five years

08-01-2019 The Association of Sports Journalists (AJSB) has organized since July 31 a three-day training to build the capacities of sports journalists. Liliane Nshimirimana, AJSB chairperson, says the training is organized five years after sports journalists have not received any training while many new sports journalists have been recruited. She (...)
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FFB calls on Burundians to support national team for AFCON 2019

04-26-2019 The chairperson of Burundi Football Federation-FFB has officially launched a campaign to support Intamba mu rugamba national team who will participate in the Africa Cup of Nations to take place in Egypt in June 2019. Révérien Ndikuriyo says Intamba mu rugamba are not only going to represent the country (...)
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Burundian Football Federation chairman calls for financial support

04-09-2019 After the Burundian national football team were qualified for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, RévérienNdikuriyo, chairman of the Burundian Football Federation (FFB) calls for financial support to the national team. “We call on all Burundians to support their team. We have already opened a bank account on (...)
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CAF sanctions FFB for having broadcast Burundi Vs Gabon match: RTNB to react soon

04-03-2019 The African Football Confederation (CAF) imposes a sanction of US $ 10,000 on Burundi Football Federation (FFB) because Burundi National Television (RTNB) broadcast the match that took place on March 23, 2019 between Burundi and Gabon without the CAF’s written approval. Burundi violated the rule according to CAF Secretary (...)
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Intamba Murugamba ready to defeat Gabonese team, national coach says

03-22-2019 “All the players are already in Bujumbura. The team is ready to win this important match for all Burundians,” Olivier Niyungeko, the coach of Burundian national team ‘Intamba Murugamba’ told journalists. Burundians are eager to watch the football match between Burundi and Gabon that is to take place on (...)
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Burundian women under-represented in sports

01-25-2019 While the world celebrates women’s sports day every January 24, Burundian women are still under-represented in the sports sector. Circoncilie Nahimana, representative of women’s sports in Burundi National Olympic Committee says there is a small number of women in sports. “In collective and individual sports, there are 3703 women (...)
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Burundi women’s football in critical situation

01-24-2019 Insufficient competitions, lack of sufficient funds and will to develop this sector are among other problems that Burundi women’s football associations face in the country. Dominique Ndikuryayo, president of Fofila women’s football club, says there is still a long way to go to develop women’s football in Burundi. “Mentalities (...)
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Lydia Nsekera to stand as ANOCA president in upcoming elections

09-21-2018 Lydia Nsekera, current chairperson of Burundi National Olympic Committee told journalists on 20 September that she will run for president of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA). “I will stand as president of the ANOCA in the upcoming elections scheduled for November 29 in Tokyo,” she (...)
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Burundi opens first edition of EAC games

08-17-2018 Burundi has officially opened a tournament of EAC games to be held in the towns of Bujumbura, Gitega and Ngozi from 16 to 30 August 2018. Different authorities say it is a great opportunity to reinforce unity and integration within EAC country members. Joseph Butore, the second deputy president, (...)
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Burundian athlete Francine Niyonsaba returns to country with silver medal

08-08-2018 Despite the difficulties that the Burundian athletes delegation encountered to participate in the 2018 African Athletics Championships held in Asaba, capital of the Delta State in Nigeria from August 1 to 5, Burundi was ranked 14th. Francine Niyonsaba won a silver medal in 800m race. The Burundian delegation of (...)
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