Fiston Abdul Razak of Burundi (left)
Saturday Jun 10, 2017. 17:08
Burundi were highly impressive in their opening CAF African Cup of Nations, Group C qualifying match with an empathic 3-0 victory over South Sudan at the Prince Louis Rwagasore stadium in Bujumbura on Saturday.
The win sees Burundi with three points from one match while South Sudan occupies the bottom of Group C with zero points.
Burundi bossed matters from the first whistle and made their pressure tell with the opening goal in the tenth minute courtesy of a strike from Cedrick Amissi, 1-0.
Burundi did not let up after that and doubled their lead eight minutes later when Gael Duhayindavyi concluded a well-worked passing move with a clinical finish, 2-0.
South Sudan had no answer for the quick attacking flair of the home team and conceded their third goal on the half hour mark when Fitson Abdul Razak found the back of the net for Burundi, 3-0.
Burundi continued to push forward, but could not add to their tally before the half time break.
South Sudan played much better in the second half and even created a few chances on goal, but their finishing was poor.
The home team, on the other hand, took their foot off the pedal and seemed content to sit back in defence.
In the end it was a comfortable win for Burundi who claimed their first three points of their Afcon 2019 qualifying campaign.
The next group of qualifying games will only take place next year March where Burudni will travel to Gabon and South Sudan will host Mali.