Burundi head coach Olivier Niyungeko has named star forwards Saido Berahino and Fiston Abdoul-Razak in his 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Completesports.com reports.
Berahino, whose contract was cancelled by English Championship club Stoke City last month will be appearing in his first international competition with the Swallows.
Abdoul-Razak was second top scorer in the qualifiers with six goals one behind Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo.
The Swallows of Burundi will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their first AFCON 2109 Group B fixture on June 22, before taking on Madagascar and Guinea on June 27 and June 30, respectively.
They will take on Algeria in a friendly game on Tuesday (today) in Doha, Qatar.
Burundi will then leave for Tunisia, where they will battle the Carthage Eagles in another friendly game on June 17 before departing for Alexandria, Egypt.
The Swallows of Burundi Full 23-Man Squad
Goalkeepers: Jonathan Nahimana, Justin Ndikumana, Arthyr Mac Arakaza
Defenders: Frederic Nsabiyumva, Moussa Omar, David Nshimirimana, Ngando Omar, Christophe Nduwarugira, Karim Nizigiyimana.
Midfielders: Pierrot Kwizera, Gael Bigirimana, Gael Duhayindavyi, Moustapha Francis, Enock Nsabumukama, Shassir Nahimana.
Strikers: Fiston Abdoul-Razak, Saido Berahino, Mohamed Amissi, Cedric Amisi, Shabani Hussein, Elvis Kamsoba, Laudit Mavugo, Selemani Ndikumana.
By Adeboye Amosu