Football in Benin
When the national team qualified for the finals of the 2004 African Cup of Nations, it became the first ever Benin team to do so. Qualification gave a further boost to the most popular sport in Benin and is sure to attract the attention of a new set of fans. Until now, only Moussa Latoundji has played professional football abroad, for Energie Cottbus in Germany. However, this will surely change soon.
Third Goal project
On 2 June 2009, the Goal Bureau approved the Beninese Football Association's third project. The objective of the project is to increase usage and improve maintenance of the national technical centre in Akpro Missérété, which was built as part of the first Goal project. The Beninese national technical centre now has improved complex security, an irrigation system for two existing pitches and renovated electrical installations.
Use of FAP funds
Completion of the national technical centre in Akpro Missérété
Project approved on
2 June 2009
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000