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Burundi league football continues despite confirmed coronavirus cases

Burundi is to continue playing league football despite the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, its football federation decided on Sunday after a meeting of its clubs.

The east African country is one of only four where formal league football continues after a worldwide shutdown of sport in the face of the health crisis.

There have been three confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections in Burundi, which along with Belarus, Nicaragua, and Tadjikistan continues to sanction league football.

"After consultation...

Burundi's football, and everything else, continues in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

While football across Africa has been suspended amidst the coronavirus pandemic, sport in Burundi continues unabated, with the Central African country yet to record a case of COVID-19.

The tiny nation -- with an area of 27,834 km2 [just slightly bigger than the state of Maryland] -- is one of the few territories in the world yet to be officially touched by the virus, and one of only a handful of countries worldwide where domestic football, and anything else with a crowd, continues.

The men's President's...