Ntibazonkiza shines as Burundi grabs first win

Burundi’s talisman Saido Ntibazonkiza yet again became man of the match after his brace helped the Swallows grab their first win against Mauritania in the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers that took place at Intwari Stadium (Bujumbura) last Sunday. Ntibazonkiza broke the deadlock in the 6th minute by converting the invoting pass from...

Ntibazonkiza the magician Intamba missed

Burundi’s ace Saido Ntibazonkiza was the little magician Burundi missed after taking a sublime free kick in the 79th minute to snatch a point for the visitors. Shirt No.10 Ntibazonkiza yet again produced a moment of brilliance when the Intamba Murugamba needed him most during the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against...

Burundi National Team receives 100m

On Monday November 2nd in Bujumbura during a press conference that marked with the signing of a sponsorship contract between the Burundi Football Federation and a telecom operator Lumitel, the telecom giants announced 100 million sponsorship deal for the Intamba Murugamba for the upcoming home and away match against Mauritania late this year. “Signing...

Burundi bags late win against Taifa Stars

Burundi’s Intamba mu Rugamba grasped a late goal to take a 1-0 victory against Tanzania’s Taifa Stars last Sunday at Mkapa stadium in Dar es Salaam. With less than 10mins to play Burundi’s ace Saido Ntibazonkiza took a long rage effort that curled into the top right corner of the post leaving Tanzania’s goalkeeper...

Q and A with Burundi’s Sada Nahimana

Sada Nahimana is a Burundian 19 year old female tennis player, born and grew up in Buyenzi one of the suburbs in Bujumbura spoke to Burundi Times’ Joella Niciteretse on her professional journey.   Who inspired you to play Tennis?  My father inspired me and he is the one who brought...

Burundi’s ‘Intamba’ preparation for clash with Mauritania in high gear

Burundi’s Intamba mu Rugamba (the Swallows) preparation for the clash against Mauritania’s Al-Murabitun this November in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers is in high gear as a 36 shortlist of players for Intamba was revealed. Ahead of the clash with Mauritania, Burundi’s Intamba is expected to play a friendly match with Tanzania’s...

Vital’o loses two opening league games, rocks bottom of the table

As day 2 of the Primus League kicked off last weekend Vital’o locked horns with Inter Stars in Bujumbura with both teams having lost their first opening games against Musongati 1-0 and Rukinzo FC 2-0. The once Burundi’s football giants Vital’o bowed in the hands of their rivals Inter Star on Saturday at Intwari...

Gitega Beauty pageant to kick-off

Burundi’s political capital Gitega is set to host for the first time Miss Ngoma a beauty pageant before the end of this year, the beauty contest aims at presenting beauty and bright women in the province. “It aims at sensitizing women to Burundian culture, fostering and promoting the culture,” said Ménédore Ndayikengurukiye one of...

Burundi’s ace signs for Irish Glentoran

Burundi’s play maker Gael Bigirimana completed his transfer to an Irish premiership football club Gletoran Football Club last Tuesday for undisclosed fee. The Burundians talisman was a free agent by the time the Irish based club Glentoran Football Club moved to recruit him. In a statement released last Tuesday, the Irish...

Burundi: Prioritizing Cultural Diplomacy

During a meeting that was organized by Burundi’s Ministry of East African Community Affairs, Youth, Sports and Culture in honor of the leaders of cultural clubs to convey the new ministry’s vision, Burundi’s aforementioned minister Ezéchiel Nibigira said that his office is set to promote a cultural diplomacy which will be among the priorities in his docket.
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