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Last Updated: Friday, 18 May 2007, 12:15 GMT 13:15 UK
Caf allows Burundi switch
Kigali's Amahoro Stadium
The Amahoro Stadium is set to host two Nations Cup ties on 2-3 June

Burundi will be allowed to move the hosting of next month's Nations Cup qualifier against Botswana to neighbouring Rwanda because their stadium is unavailable.

Bujumbura's Prince Louis Rugasore stadium is currently having artificial turf installed.

The Confederation of African Football's secretary general Mustapha Fahmy says the stadium will not be ready for Group Two game on 3 June.

Fahmy said Caf regulations allow the switch because there is no other suitable venue in Burundi.

The match will now be played in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

Burundi currently lie third in Group Two with three points, four behind leaders Egypt while second-placed Botswana have four points.

The day before Burundi's 'home' match in Kigali, Rwanda will be playing their own Nations Cup qualifier in the Amahoro Stadium against Equatorial Guinea in a Group Five tie on 2 June.

Fifa is currently installing artificial pitches in 52 of the 53 members of Caf, with the only exception being 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa.



SEE ALSO
2008 Nations Cup Group 2
27 Mar 07 |  African
2008 Nations Cup Group 5
26 Mar 07 |  African


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