Tough battle between Burundi and Ethiopia

Tough battle between Burundi and Ethiopia
Fiston Abdul Razak of Burundi (left)

by BackPageTXT

Friday Oct 16, 2015. 13:00

Ethiopia will have to keep a careful watch over Burundi's key striker Fiston Abdul Razak when they take on the Burundians in a 2016 CHAN Qualifiers on Saturday evening.

The match kicks off at 5pm.

Fiston Abdul Razak will be the danger man when the two teams meet as he is fresh off the brace he scored against Seychelles in Bujumbura in the return leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Despite the fact that the Burundi team has never qualified for the World Cup or the Africa Cup of Nations finals, they have now improved a lot in recent times.

On paper, Ethiopia will likely have the upper hand coming into this match as they have more experience gained from recent Afcon Finals appearances. In their most recent match, they managed to advance to the next stage of FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers after beating Sao Tome and Principe.

Ethiopia lost to 193rd ranked São Tomé and Príncipe in the first-leg, but they bounced back to win 3-0 at home and go through to the next round of Russia 2018 qualifying.


Burundi football team is no more an easy beaten team. I think those who used to think that Ethiopian had an upper hand were proved wrong after the 2-0 away lost. Burundi, this time, will do better and advance to the CAN finals.

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