Fred Likuyani @PeopleSports11
Burundi’s dependable striker Fiston Abdul has left the country to go seal a deal with Angola giants Petro de Luanda.
Abdul who has been instrumental in Burundi’s group stage matches in the on going Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Senior Challenge in Kakamega, left the country on Thursday and flew directly to Luanda where he was to sign a multimillion deal that would see him move from Africa and South Africa Champions Mamelodi Sundowns where he has played at for two seasons.
Burundi coach Olivier Niyungeko confirmed the development and said the team would dearly miss the services of the top striker in the remaining crucial matches while seeking to break their jinx at the regional tournament.
“Fiston has left the country to sign a deal with a top club in Angola. If we manage to progress to the knock-out stages, he will join us again and help us in our quest to win the tournament,” said Niyungeko.
Abdul featured for 2009 local league champions Sofapaka between 2014 and 2015 before being spotted by South Africa premier league side Mamelodi who splashed Sh25 million to land his signature.
Burundi are in Group B together with champions Uganda, Ethiopia and South Sudan. They played to a barren draw with Uganda and beat Ethiopia, now they face South Sudan in their last group match tomorrow.