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Saido Berahino: Stoke Metropolis striker scores on Burundi debut

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Saido Berahino: Stoke Metropolis striker scores on Burundi debut

Berahino’s objective in opposition to Huddersfield City within the Carabao Cup was his first objective for the membership since signing for £12m in January 2017

After ending his 913-day watch for a objective, Stoke Metropolis striker Saido Berahino simply can’t cease scoring.

Eleven days on from lifting the two-and-a-half-year burden from his shoulders, the previous England Underneath-21 worldwide has netted once more.

This time, nevertheless, on his debut for East African nation Burundi in a 1-1 draw with Gabon.

Berahino had been cleared to play for his nation of delivery as Burundi continued their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying marketing campaign.

And the 25-year-old gave his facet the lead on 40 minutes in opposition to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon – although the Arsenal ahead earned a degree for his nation with 14 minutes remaining.

Burundi now prime Group C, after a gap 3-Zero victory over South Sudan, as the previous West Brom striker goals to achieve his first main worldwide event.

Berahino was granted political asylum after arriving within the UK from war-torn Burundi as a 10-year-old, and went on to register 47 England caps from under-16 to under-21 degree.

However he opted for a global swap after being left annoyed by an absence of alternatives to play for England – solely making the bench in 2014 after ex-England supervisor Roy Hodgson called-up the then-21-year-old for a Euro 2016 qualifier in opposition to Slovenia.

Berahino’s Burundi proceed their marketing campaign in opposition to Mali on 10 October.

BBC Sport – Football

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