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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.

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