Burundi will host South Sudan in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 15h00 CAT.
The Swallows have never participated in the AFCON finals, but they came close to qualifying for the 1994 tournament – losing to Guinea on penalties in a play-off.
Burundi’s last match was against Tanzania in an international friendly in March 2017. Tanzania edged out the Swallows 2-1 in Dar-es-Saalam.
Laudit Mavungo, who netted for the Swallows against Tanzania, will be keen to score again and help Burundi beat South Sudan in a Group C clash.
Meanwhile, South Sudan have never have qualified for the AFCON finals – having played their first international match in 2011.
The Bright Stars defeated Somalia in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers in April 2017. South Sudan won 4-1 on aggregate.
James Saeed Mogan is one of the Bright Stars’ key players and the forward will be looking to inspire his side to victory over Burundi in the Group C clash.
Mali and Gabon are also part of Group C and the two sides will lock horns at the Stade du 26 Mars in Bamako on Saturday.