Burundi in historic qualification to Afcon finals

Burundi have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in their history following a 1-1 draw at home against Gabon.

Cedric Amissi scored in the 76th minute for the hosts before an own-goal from Omar Ngando eight minutes brought a very tense ending to the game.

The East Africans who only needed a draw to qualify finished second in Group C, behind group leaders Mali who have already booked their place, with Gabon, the 2017 Nations Cup hosts, third.

Burundi who are ranked number 138 in the world will join fellow East Africans Uganda and Kenya at the 2019 finals in Egypt while Tanzania could also make it to the tournament on Sunday.

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