Madagascar and Burundi prepare for their first appearance in Africa cup of Nations
25 June 2019 | 7:54 am
After an unhappy season with English second tier Stoke City, Saido Berahino is set to make history with Burundi on Saturday as he captains the team known as the Swallows in War on their Africa Cup of Nations debut.
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