Football Federation of Burundi finally suspends football activities

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Football Federation of Burundi has finally come out to suspend all football activities in the country. In addition, as one way of preventing the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Burundi is the latest African country to record positive COVID-19 case when they reported two infections a fortnight ago. 

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Burundian FA president Reverien Ndikuriyo confirmed the latest development after the country’s Ministry of Health announced two more cases bring the total number to five and a single death. 

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Burundian FA president Reverien Ndikuriyo

“The Executive Committee of the Football Federation of Burundi is set to meet after two other cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Ministry of Health,” Réverien Ndikuriyo said before adding.

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“There is a probability of change in the calendar of the championship,” he added.

Ndikuriyo had warned that any club will be punished if it missed any league or cup match in the pretext of COVID-19.

However, this latest development seemed to soften his stand and has realized the danger posed by continuing with football activities. 

Burundi was among the only four countries across the world that were pushing on with sporting activities as the rest of the world took a hit from coronavirus pandemic.

The others were Belarus, Nicaragua, and Tajikistan where football leagues are still going on.

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