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The EU has organized a friendly mini-football match in the context of Europe Day

ByWebmaster

May 11, 2022

BUJUMBURA May 10th (ABP) – The European Union (EU) Delegation to Burundi, in close collaboration with its Member States residing in Burundi, organized on Saturday May 7, 2022, at the Football for Hope Center ground in Kabondo, in town hall of Bujumbura (western Burundi), a friendly mini-football match which opposed him to the team of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as part of the preview of the Europe Day celebrated on May 9 each year. That football match was called mini-football because each team was made up of 7 players including the goalkeeper and each half did not exceed 20 minutes, a check on the site by ABP has revealed. The first half, which was marked by the presence on the playground of the Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Albert Shingiro and the EU Ambassador to Burundi, Mr. Claude Bochu, ended on a score of two goals to 4 (2-4) in favor of the team from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation. During the second half, the EU team and its member states were able to equalize but the team from the Ministry having Development Cooperation in its attributions scored two more goals, hence the game ended. ended with a score of four goals to 6 in favor of the team from the Ministry in charge of Foreign Affairs, including 4 goals scored by Jean François Régis Mugisha. At the end of that friendly match, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation told the press that he had responded to the invitation from the EU and its Member States for this sporting activity, one of the organized by the EU as part of Europe Day. Mr. Shingiro also indicated that he responded to that invitation to show solidarity and friendly spirit with the EU because, he explained, sport unites peoples and nations, noting that Burundi and EU and its member states now enjoy very good relations. The EU ambassador to Burundi, for his part, thanked the two teams for their participation in this match, more particularly the Burundian team which marked an improvement compared to last year when the match was ended with a score of two goals everywhere. He also thanked the Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs for his presence on the playground as well as the women on the side of Burundi who took part in that mini-football match.