Football in Angola
Football is the most popular sport in Angola and there are enough up-and-coming young players to ensure that this will not change in the foreseeable future. This is without doubt one of the reasons for their impressive results. The 'A' national team has twice won the African COSAFA Cup (in 1999 and 2001) and twice reached the final competition of the African Cup of Nations (in 1996 and 1998). The culmination of this steady upward trend is now their first ever qualification for the FIFA World Cup? in Germany.But the Angolan youth system has also enjoyed success, with the U-20 national team returning from Egypt in 2001 as African U-20 champions. Furthermore, the fact that the Angolan women's team also reached the final competition of the African Cup of Nations once again underlines the association's versatility and success. It is worth mentioning that, with the exception of one team, all Angolan national teams are coached by Angolans.
The Goal Project
On 4 March 2002, the Goal Bureau approved a project to improve Angolan infrastructure at various levels. However, the main priority is to invest in the education of coaches and officials. Angola also intends to equip the association headquarters with computers in order to improve communication with the regional associations, and to lay a natural turf pitch in the Benguela national stadium.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Improvement of infrastructure Natural turf pitch in Benguela stadium
Project approved
4 March 2002
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 38,835 Total cost USD 438,835