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.
Second Goal project
Even before its new headquarters, whose construction had been approved in September 2004, could be officially opened, the Burundi football association had already submitted plans for another project. The envisioned national training centre in Bujumbura will enable the association to run training programmes, especially for young players. The Goal Bureau gave the project the go-ahead on 21 March 2007 and the Burundi government has agreed to donate the required plot of land.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Training centre in Bujumbura
Project approved on
21 March 2007
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000