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Burundi football finally bows to coronavirus pressure, suspends domestic competitions

The Burundi Football Federation has announced the temporary suspension of the country's domestic football in light of the coronavirus pandemic, signalling the complete shutdown of local competition across Africa.

Since March 30, Burundi had been the only African nation -- and one of only five across the world -- to have continued running domestic competitions despite the increasing encroachment of COVID-19, but the federation (FFB) confirmed in a statement released on Monday, and seen by ESPN, that...

Burundi league football continues despite confirmed coronavirus cases

Burundi is to continue playing league football despite the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, its football federation decided on Sunday after a meeting of its clubs.

The east African country is one of only four where formal league football continues after a worldwide shutdown of sport in the face of the health crisis.

There have been three confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections in Burundi, which along with Belarus, Nicaragua, and Tadjikistan continues to sanction league football.

"After consultation...

Burundi's football, and everything else, continues in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

While football across Africa has been suspended amidst the coronavirus pandemic, sport in Burundi continues unabated, with the Central African country yet to record a case of COVID-19.

The tiny nation -- with an area of 27,834 km2 [just slightly bigger than the state of Maryland] -- is one of the few territories in the world yet to be officially touched by the virus, and one of only a handful of countries worldwide where domestic football, and anything else with a crowd, continues.

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Yattara scores twice for Guinea to down 10-man Burundi

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Mohamed Yattara scored a brace as Guinea defeated 10-man Burundi 2-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash on Sunday to give themselves a strong chance of a place in the knockout stages.

The victory means Guinea finish third in their pool behind Madagascar and Nigeria, but their four points will likely make them among the four best third-placed finishers that advance to the second round.

Yattara was the most influential player on the pitch as a foul on him led to an early red card for Burundi's...

Madagascar continue fairytale debut at Cup of Nations

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Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar took a giant stride towards the next round as Marco Ilaimaharitra hammered home a late free kick to beat Burundi 1-0 in their Group B match on Thursday.

Madagascar advanced to four points from their opening two games and even if they do not finish in the top two places in the group, probably have enough points to fill one of the places in the last 16 for the four best third-placed teams.

After holding Guinea to a 2-2 draw in their opening game, the Malagasy...