Updates On The Team

posted May 17, 2016, 5:33 PM by Magara Star Football Club   [ updated May 17, 2016, 5:42 PM ]

It is with great pleasure that we are happy to announce to our dear loyal members and the public that our team "Magara Star Football Club" was qualified to continue playing in the Burundi Primus League A of the FFB First Division.

That being said, we are not preparing for the next season, 2016-2017, of national championship of soccer at the First Division level of FFB, a Burundi Football Association which is an official Burundian body in charge of Soccer and member of FIFA.

As it is our obligations to inform you, dear fans and general public, from time to time on what is happening in our soccer team, please find below some timeline of club as of January 1, 2016:

- On January 5, 2016: The Chairman of Magara Star FC, Mr. John-Clinton Nsengiyumva, acquired Nyanza-Lac United Football Club.
- On January 9, 2016: Mr. John-Clinton Nsengiyumva, owner of Nyanza-Lac United, moved the home and play-ground locations to Magara. Then, he merged Nyanza-Lac United  into Magara Star, and the two remained named "Magara Star".
- On January 16, 2016: A new Executive Committee of Magara Star was nominated by the President of NGD Foundation.
- On January 16, 2016: The Team Manager (Directeur Technique) was nominated by the president on recommendation of the NGD Sports department following a recruitment by the Executive Committee of Magara Star FC.
- On January 16, 2016: Magara Star FC played its first match ever in the Primus League A of FFB First Division.
- On May 14, 2016: Magara Star FC plays the last match of the second round of 2015-2016 Primus League A championship.

It should be remembered that Nyanza-Lac United FC was acquired after the first round of Primus League A and that is the reason why the name "Nyanza-Lac United FC" did not change on Calendar for technical and administrative reasons. However the team has officially changed of name and as of this upcoming championship, we will carry our official name.

Note: below in attached documents, you will find: 
- nominations for the team manager and executive committee, 
- contract form of player, 
- contract form of coach, and 
- agreement form of teams in regards to players' transfer.

This is just half way the year, we will be back to provide you with more details and update as they arise during the year.

We thank you for your continued support and loyalty!

Live Soccer, Live Magara Star FC!

The Secretary.

PRESS RELEASE - April 5, 2016

posted Apr 5, 2016, 5:26 AM by Magara Star Football Club   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 5:31 AM ]


It is with great sadness that we received a correspondence from the FFB Secretary General as a response to our letter dated April 4, 2016.

In the Secretary General’s letter, enclosed to this press release, he expressed couple of contradictory facts on which we would like to clarify:

-         He stated that he is surprised to hear that our team has already changed of name from Nyanza-Lac United to Magara Star FC but the truth is that the FFB is well aware of this since we wrote them in this regards early this year. Even FIFA has already changed the name to Magara Star FC. See link for details or just go to:

-         In the letter, the 1st Vice President claims to have informed me of the changes but the truth is that my first contact with him was on this Monday, April 4, since I came back from Canada. And on that Monday, we did not even discuss anything expect greetings.

-         On Friday, April 2, I had couple of telephone conversations with the General Secretary and he kept informing me that he was not aware of change of play-ground. On the same day, the 2nd Vice President of FFB informed me that he was not aware of change of ground. At the moment, the President of FFB was out of country. That being known, the only leader of FFB who was aware of that decision of play-ground is the 1st Vice President.

In brief, the 1st Vice President, who is at the same time an official of FFB and LLBS4A FC, is the only one who made that decision of play-ground change and all without abiding by rules of FFB. He made his point; he used his power and unfortunately got away with it. Obviously, he has “support” in all this.

We, as an up-country emerging team but with no influence, have no other means here expect to accept this defeat in humility and silence just hoping that one day things will change for the interest of Soccer.

Going forward, we will continue to participate in the Primus League A as scheduled. And it is our hope that local matches will be played at Magara since we have not received any formal correspondence cancelling our play-ground.

To our dear fans, we ask you to remain calm and continue to love and support Burundian Soccer as we all hope for a better future. One day, justice will be rendered. Let us keep on believing in Soccer.

Live Soccer, Live Magara Star FC!

For the Team,


John-Clinton Nsengiyumva,


Vugizo FC vs Magara Star FC

posted Oct 5, 2014, 3:06 AM by Unknown user

On Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, Magara Star FC head off to Vugizo to play with a local team, Vugizo FC, at the Kiriri Campus of the University of Burundi.

The Score of 5 goals by Magara Star FC against 4 goals by Vugizo FC. This match was not like any other match because both teams had been strongly preparing for it.

Right now, the team is preparing for the finals this weekend on the 12th of October 2014.

Magara Star FC vs Elephants de l'Ouest

posted Sep 22, 2014, 4:38 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 22, 2014, 5:03 AM ]

This Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Magara Stadium, The teams Magara Star FC and Elephants de l'Ouest met in a friendly match, return game, at the local Stadium of the Zone of Magara in Bugarama District, Province of Bujumbura.

The match was highly expected by both locals and visitors, and this could even be proven by a huge number of people who came to watch this lovely and friendly match. The match was a very challenging one but at the end only one team could win. That being said, the score was 2 goals by Magara Star against 0 by Elephants de l'Ouest.

After the match, the President of Magara Star FC, Mr. John-Clinton Nsengiyumva, hosted a reception ceremony in order to receipt the visiting team, a gesture that pleased the Elephants de l'Ouest despite of their match loss, and also to congratulate his team's players for the day's remarkable victory. At the end the reception ceremony, the Elephants de l'Ouest team took off and headed to their home town of Bubanza, capital city of the Province of Bubanza.

It should be remembered that this was a return game (home game). The first game (away game) had been played few weeks ago in the Bubanza town, at their local stadium, where the score was a draw of 3 goals by Elephants de l'Ouest over 3 goals by Magara Star FC.

Magara Star FC vs. Buyenzi United FC.

posted May 9, 2014, 3:42 AM by Magara Star Football Club   [ updated May 9, 2014, 3:46 AM ]

On this Sunday, May 11, 2014, at 15h00m local time in Magara, there will be a friendly match between Magara Star FC and Buyenzi United FC. This is expected to be one of the hottest matches played so far. Both teams are strong and have well prepared for this game. So, Sunday will be the judge!

This match goes in the same category of friendly matches that the team, Magara Star, has been playing for the past couple of weeks in order to prepare itself for the upcoming championship, which will take place in Bujumbura, Kanyosha District, at Vugizo Campus Stadium, starting this May 11, 2014. The team's first match in this championship is scheduled on May 17, 2014 and will be opposing Sale United FC.

All friends and supporters of Magara Star FC are warmly invited to come and join us as we play for the best of all. Thank you!

Friendly Match: Magara Star FC 1 - 1 Mugara FC

posted Apr 27, 2014, 2:15 PM by Magara Star Football Club   [ updated Apr 27, 2014, 2:16 PM ]

This Sunday, April 27, 2014, Magara Star FC headed out to Mugara, in Rumonge District of Burundi Province, Burundi, to play a friendly match with the local team, Mugara FC. The match took place in Mugara locality. This was a second match that Magara Star FC has played away from home and the team still proves to be of high standards in soccer. 

This match ended in a score of 1 over 1. The first goal was scored by Aaron of Magara Star FC just about 10 minutes during the first half of the game. It is until the second half that the local team, Mugara FC, was able to score back, equalizing the score until the end of the game.

It should be noted that this match between Mugara FC and Magara Star FC is a second match that Magara Star has played in this series of friendly matches organized in order to prepare for provincial games schedules to start in May 2014 at Kanyosha.

Friendly Match Between Magara Star FC and Kigwena Team

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:37 AM by Magara Star Football Club

This Sunday, April 27, 2014, Magara Star FC will be heading out to Kigwena to play friendly match with a local team in Kigwena.

This will be a second match that the team will have played with its neighbours of Rumonge District. Kigwena is a small town located in the South of Burundi, in the district of Rumonge, Province of Bururi in Burundi.

This match is one of couple games scheduled in order to test the strength of Magara Star FC since its foundation in end March 2014. The team, Magara Star FC is preparing for regional champions scheduled to start in early May this year.

Magara Star FC vs. Ngona FC.

posted Apr 11, 2014, 6:08 AM by Magara Star Football Club   [ updated May 9, 2014, 3:48 AM ]

On this Sunday, April13, 2014, Magara Star FC will be heading out to Minago, in the District of Rumonge, Bururi Province to play a friendly match with Ngona FC of Minago. The match between the giant neighbours will start at 15 hours local time.

A huge crowd of people is expected to come to witness as the two giant neighbours in local football world, Magara Star FC (of Bujumbura Province) and Ngona FC (of Bururi Province), meet to test each other's strength and capabilities in Soccer. 

After the match, the team, Magara Star FC, is expected to return home in Magara where it will be expected by many of its fans the same day.

This match falls in the category of preparatory matches the team is playing in order to get itself ready for the upcoming 3rd division competitions.

Official Logo of the Team "Magara Star FC"

posted Nov 13, 2009, 4:17 PM by Magara Star Football Club   [ updated Apr 9, 2014, 4:31 AM ]


Official Flag of the Team "Magara Star FC"

posted Nov 13, 2009, 4:16 PM by Magara Star Football Club   [ updated Aug 9, 2014, 6:51 AM by Unknown user ]

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