BUJUMBURA February 28th (ABP) – On the occasion of celebrating the World Women’s Day, the Women’s Football Commission at the Burundi Football Federation (FFB) has organized from February 27th to March 8, 2018 a football tournament that will pit eight teams that play in the first division of the national championship of women’s football, said the chairperson of the commission, OPC2 Eugénie Kabura.
According to her, the tournament will take place in Bujumbura and in other provinces of the country, including Gitega and Rumonge. That tournament also coincides with the launch of the National Women’s Championship scheduled for March 15, 2018. Only players with validated and signed licenses for the 2018 season are allowed to participate, she says.
Regarding the meetings that were scheduled for Tuesday February 27, 2018 for the quarter-finals of the tournament, Rain Bow team had to pit against Ikirezi team at Gitega stadium at 2:00 pm while at 4:00 pm, Christ Roi and Etoile de l’Est had to compete at the same stadium at 16h. Lionnes FC had to play against Arena Stars N.G at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium at 2:00 pm while the Inyange and Girls of Peace teams had to compete at Ivyizigiro Stadium in Rumonge at 2:00 pm.
For matches counting for the semi-finals and the final, the chairperson of that commission announced that the time and place will be communicated later.
In the meantime, the FFB organized on Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25, 2018 in Bujumbura and in some provinces of the country, matches counting for the 20th day of the championship “Primus league A”, 2017-2018 edition.
As for Saturday’s games on the 24th, two were held in Bujumbura and two more in the countryside. In Bujumbura, Gatumba’s Inter Star and Delta Star competed at Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium at 2:00 pm and the score was two goals to zero in favor of Inter Star.
The same score was recorded in the second match that was played between Bujumbura City, a town hall team, which pitted against Musongati FC coming from Gitega province (center). The audience was surprised to see Bujumbura City bow down to Musongati FC with a score of two goals to zero.
For matches in the countryside, Flambeau de l’ Est, a team from Ruyigi province (east) moved to Ngozi (north) where it was defeated by Ngozi City by a unmistakable score of three goals to zero at the Urukundo stadium.
Another meeting that was long awaited was the duel at the Gitega stadium between Makamba’s Aigle Noire and Vital’O FC, a team that has just found its former coach Gilbert Kanyankole or Yaoundé, two weeks ago. The two teams made a good balanced match, with attacks from both sides, and ended up on a parity score of one goal everywhere.
Sunday was sanctioned by two matches played at Prince Louis Rwagasore stadium where at 2:00 pm, the formation of Lydia Ludic Sport for Africa (LLB), recently eliminated from the African champions league competition by Rayon Sport of Rwanda , defeated Les Lierres by four goals to one. While the two teams had separated on a goal score everywhere during the 1st half, LLB players resumed the second half with determination. Playing a collective game with precise passes, they increased the score by scoring three goals.
The second game of the day was held at 4:00 pm at the same stadium and opposed Jeunes Athlétics against Messager Ngozi, the score was three goals to one in favor of Messager Ngozi.
The match of Sunday February 25, 2018 at Umuco stadium in Muyinga (north) that would have to oppose Olympic Star against Flambeau du centre has been postponed to this Wednesday 28th at the same stadium.
Recall that Olympic Star players returned on Saturday from Ouagadougou where they had left to play their second leg for the African Confederation Cup, a match they won by defeating Etoile Filante of Burkina Faso with one goal to zero.