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' Lydia Nsekera: “Being elected as head of the ANOCA will be a great pride and honor for Burundi”

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 (...)
' Only the Tanzanian delegation was present during the opening ceremonies of the tournament of the EAC games.

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, (...)
' Francine Niyonsaba won a silver medal in 2018 African Athletics Championships

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 (...)
' Pélate Niyonkuru: “This tournament is an opportunity for young people from country members to talk about EAC integration”

Games to promote peace and integration within EAC

07-25-2018 Burundi will host the first edition of the sports tournament of the EAC games from 16 to 30 August 2018. The Minister of Culture and Sports says the tournament intends to reinforce peace and unity within the community. Pélate Niyonkuru, Minister of Culture and Sports, says sport is one (...)
' "We were previously members of the General Assembly but Liliane Nshimirimana: We are now part of AIPS Africa executive body"

Liliane Nshimirimana elected executive member of AIPS Africa

05-10-2018 The chairwoman of the Association of Sports Journalists of Burundi, Liliane Nshimirimana, has been elected to be part of the governing body of the International Association of Sports Press in Africa-AIPS during its 81st ordinary general assembly Africa held on 8 May in Belgium. She says it is an (...)
' Jean Bosco Hitimana: “The country will earn about 600 thousand dollars,"

Judo: official launch of preparations for African junior and senior championship

03-16-2018 “The Burundian Judo Federation was authorized to organize in Bujumbura a championship of Africa Juniors and Seniors, edition 2018”, Jean Bosco Hitimana, Minister of Youth and Sports and Culture told journalists on 15 March, on the occasion of the official launch of the preparations for the African Junior and (...)
' Francine Niyonsaba: ‘It is my country’s victory’

Burundi’s 800m runner back with gold medal

03-07-2018 Francine Niyonsaba, a young female Burundian athlete, successfully defended her world indoor 800m title in Birmingham on Sunday 4th March 2018. She is happy to be back victorious and calls on other young people to work hard in order to make known the country all over the world. “It (...)
' Nicholas Musonye, CECAFA Secretary General

CECAFA Secretary General in Burundi for U-17 Championship preparation

01-05-2018 Since 3 January 2018, Nicholas Musonye, Secretary General of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), is in Burundi to launch activities to prepare 2018 CECAFA U-17. Mossi Yussuf, President of the competitions’ commission at Burundi Football Federation (FFB), says CECAFA Secretary General is in Burundi (...)
' Burundi team dominated the South-Sudanese team throughout most part of the game.

Lack of “tactical discipline” has caused South-Sudan to lose match to Burundi

06-12-2017 South-Sudan football team coach has admitted his players’ mistake cost them the African Cup of Nations qualifier with Burundi that feared them. The national team of South-Sudan suffered a 3-0 embarrassing defeat in an African Cup of Nations (CAN) match with Burundi because it lacked tactical discipline, according to (...)
' Emérence Girukwishaka, left, in red jersey, displaying her talent on the ground

Burundi women’s football more flourishing despite challenges

01-23-2017 On the occasion of the Women Sport International, this 24 January, the Burundi Federation says it is glad about steps made. However, female football players face various challenges. “It is not easy to play football in Burundi as a mother”, says Emérence Girukwishaka, 25, and mother of one kid. (...)
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