Nickname: Les Hirondelles
Previous appearances: None
After a 43-year journey which started in 1976, Burundi finally arrived at the promise land in 2019. Together with Mauritania and Madagascar, they are first timers amongst the 24 finalists.
- Burundi remained unbeaten in their qualification group for the 2019 competition, winning two and drawing four of their six matches.
- Only Odion Ighalo (7) scored more goals in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying than Burundi’s Fiston Abdul Razak (6). Razak netted four goals in one match away at South Sudan in the qualifying campaign.