The incoming president of the Burundi Football Federation (FFB) Alexandre Muyenge in a press conference held in Sororezo this Tuesday 23 / November, presented a program centered on the development of football in the country that prioritized the building of stadiums meeting the international standards.
“The sports ministry and the government will join forces so that the stadiums meeting the international standards are available as soon as possible,” said Mr. Alexandre Muyenge.
Mr. Muyenge is the solo candidate in the December 5th elections of the federation’s new boss and he is expected to take over the office for a tenure of four years.
While addressing the journalists in Bujumbura the country’s incoming football federation president and currently a police commissioner said that the construction of an internationally renowned stadium should either be built or redeveloped as soon as possible.
Mr. Muyenge said that depending on the urgency he is expected to invite Confederation of African Football experts to monitor and advise on how to renovate the already existing stadiums.
“We will invite the experts of the African Football Confederation (CAF) so that they can inspect and see what to add to the Stadium that we already have including the Ivyizigiro stadium in Rumonge, Urukundo stadium in Ngozi and the Ingoma stadium in Gitega. That is what we need to do to host international matches,” he added.
Moreover, the national team Intamba Murugamba should play as many international friendly games as possible to keep up with other teams
This comes after CAF issued a warning to Burundi in May 4, 2021 where the African football governing body said that Burundi was no longer authorized to host international competitions since last June due to the substandard infrastructure.