Football in Burkina Faso
Football is by far the most popular sport in Burkina Faso. And the national association can look back on recent developments with a great deal of pride. Reaching the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations on home soil in 1998, qualifying for the FIFA World Youth Championship UAE 2003, and appearances at two final competitions of the CAF U-17 Cup, as well as third place at the FIFA U-17 World Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2001 are Burkina Faso's outstanding achievements at international level. The nation's most famous players include Kassoum Ouegraogo, nicknamed Zico, who had his most successful seasons with Espérance de Tunis before ending his career in Germany, Siaka Ouattara, who spent his entire career with Mulhouse in France, and Maoumouni Dagano, who plays for Belgian side Genk and was voted best African player in Belgium in 2001.
Second Goal project
The Goal Bureau on 15 March 2006 approved the construction of new headquarters for Burkina Faso with all the requisites of a training centre to reflect a true "house of football". Until recently, the old, unrepresentative association headquarters stood opposite the new training centre funded by Goal in Ouagadougou. The second project will pave the way for the headquarters to be integrated into the centre, thus affording access to modern infrastructure and technology.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Extension of the technical centre in Ouagadougou to House of football
Project approved on
15 March 2006
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 193,140 Total cost USD 593,140