For the first time in nine years, Benin are back at the finals, their fourth overall. ‘Les Ecureuils’ meaning Squirrels made their bow in 2004, with further appearances in 2008 and 2010.
Burundi remained unbeaten in their qualification group for the 2019 competition, winning two and drawing four of their six matches.
Only Odion Ighalo (7) scored more goals in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying than Burundi’s Fiston Abdul Razak (6). Razak netted four goals in one match away at South Sudan in the qualifying campaign.