Football in Burundi
As in most African countries, football is the national sport in Burundi. Founded in 1948 and a member of FIFA since 1972, the association is well organised and takes an active part in football, sending representative teams in all age categories to both men's and women's FIFA competitions. Although one of the poorest countries in the world, it still manages to organise football well despite a lack of funds. Ms Lydia Nsekera is one of only three female association presidents in the FIFA family and ensures that the population of Burundi are given the opportunity to experience joy and emotions, despite the ravages of war, and momentarily to forget the deprivation that is the order of the day in other countries.
The first Goal Project
At its meeting on 22 September 2004, the Goal Bureau gave the go-ahead to the Burundi association to submit a draft project for association headquarters in Bujumbura. The building will be erected next to the Prince Luis Rwadasore national stadium, for which the government has promised to donate the land. The budget will keep within the limits of the donation from Goal and, at the time of the award, work was expected to start in August 2005.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Association headquarters in Bujumbura
Project approved on
22 September 2004
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000